How to Stop Messenger From Saving Photos Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of Messenger automatically saving every photo you receive on your Android device? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to stop Messenger from saving photos on your Android phone. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Open Messenger

To begin, locate the Messenger app icon on your Android home screen or app drawer. It looks like a white speech bubble with a lightning bolt inside of it. Tap on the icon to launch the app.

Step 2: Access Settings

Once you’re inside the Messenger app, look for the profile icon in the top-left corner. It’s a circular image with your profile picture or initials. Tap on it to open your profile settings.

Step 3: Navigate to Media and Photos

In your profile settings, scroll down until you find a section called “Media and Photos”. This section allows you to manage various media-related settings within Messenger. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Disable “Save Photos”

Within the “Media and Photos” section, locate the toggle switch next to “Save Photos”. By default, this option is enabled, which means Messenger will automatically save every photo you receive.

To stop this behavior, simply tap on the toggle switch to turn it off. Once disabled, Messenger will no longer save photos automatically.

Step 5: Verify Changes

To ensure that Messenger is no longer saving photos on your Android device, send yourself a test photo from another account or ask a friend to send you one. If successful, you should not see the photo saved in your device’s gallery or any designated folder for saved photos.


  • If you want to save a particular photo, you can still do so manually. Simply tap and hold the photo within the Messenger conversation, then select the “Save” option from the pop-up menu.
  • If you ever change your mind and want to enable automatic photo saving again, simply follow the same steps outlined above and toggle on the “Save Photos” option.

Congratulations! You have successfully stopped Messenger from saving photos on your Android device.

Now you can have better control over what gets saved to your gallery. Enjoy using Messenger without cluttering up your phone’s storage with unnecessary photos!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us. Happy messaging!

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