If you’re a regular user of WhatsApp, then you might be familiar with the fact that saving photos from the popular messaging app can be a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, there are several ways to save photos from WhatsApp to your gallery, and it’s fairly simple once you know how.
The easiest way to save photos from WhatsApp is to go into the conversation thread that contains the photo you want to save. Tap on the photo, and then tap on the “Save” button located in the top-right corner of your screen. This will save a copy of the photo directly to your device’s default photo folder.
If you’re looking for more control over where your photos are saved, or if you want to rename them, then you can use an app like Documents by Readdle. This app allows you to access all of your device’s folders and files, including those associated with WhatsApp.
Open Documents and navigate to “WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images” and locate the photo that you want to save. Once you’ve found it, simply long-press on it and select “Copy” or “Move” depending on where you want it saved.
For iPhone users, another way to quickly save photos from WhatsApp is by using iCloud Drive or Google Drive. All you have to do is open the conversation containing the photo in question, press down on it until a menu appears at the bottom of your screen and select “Save Image”.
From there, select either iCloud Drive or Google Drive as your destination folder for saving photos from WhatsApp. Once saved, these images will be available in whichever cloud storage service that you choose.
Finally, if none of these methods work for you then there is always the option of taking screenshots as a last resort. To take a screenshot on an iPhone simply press down on both buttons located at the top of your device simultaneously (the power button and home button). For Android devices press down on both volume buttons and power button simultaneously until an animation appears signifying that a screenshot has been taken successfully.
Conclusion: All in all, saving photos from WhatsApp is not difficult once one knows how – though depending on which type of device one is using (iPhone or Android) some methods may be more suitable than others.