I need to stop auto downloading of voice messages in WhatsApp since it's wasting a lot of my mobile data.

When I go to Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto Download, it shows a note Voice messages are always downloaded automatically for the best communication experience.

Is there any other way to disable this feature?

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You can restrict background data by going to android settings > data usage > wifi > whatsapp and in the bottom you will see "restric app background data" just activate that and it will stop downloading in the background and it will somewhat solve your problem

  • It didnt work for me I tried I offend my background data of the WhatsApp but I tried it's still downloading I don't know why
    – cambodian
    Jun 24, 2020 at 12:02

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