#TechBytes: Tips to save mobile data on WhatsApp
With over 1.5 billion daily active users worldwide and nearly 250 million in India alone, WhatsApp is hands down the most popular instant messaging platform. And with such immensely increasing dependence on WhatsApp, it's also a big sucker of your mobile data. However, with certain Settings changes, you can shrink your WhatsApp data usage. Here are some handy tips to save data on WhatsApp.
Here's how Android users can save data on WhatsApp
1) To cut data usage on WhatsApp, go to Settings in the WhatsApp menu, then click on 'Data usage' and finally select 'Low data usage.' 2) You can also disable auto-downloading of files in the WhatsApp Settings. Tap on 'Data usage', then select 'When using mobile data' option, then un-check any media (videos, audios) that you don't want to use data for. Click 'OK'.
How to restrict chat backup over mobile data
To restrict chat backups over mobile data, go to WhatsApp Settings, then click on 'Chats'. Further, go to 'Chat backup' option and finally choose 'Backup over Wi-Fi.'
Tips to save data on WhatsApp, for iOS users
1) To shrink data usage on WhatsApp on your iOS device, head to the Settings in the WhatsApp menu, then select 'Data and Storage usage', and finally choose- 'Low Data usage' option. 2) Further, to disallow media download over mobile data, go to Settings, then tap on one or more of options from Photos, Audios, Videos and Documents, then select 'Wi-Fi' option.