Automatically Save Photos and Videos from Facebook Messenger

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Do you constantly receive photos and videos from your friends using Facebook Messenger? Instead of manually downloading the photos and videos, wouldn't you rather automatically save photos and videos from Facebook Messenger? Well the good news is - you can! And this how to guide will show you how to do that.

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Please note: Android and iOS devices that run Facebook Messenger will vary slightly in the settings on being able to automatically save photos and videos. Android devices can only automatically save photos, whereas iOS devices can only automatically save videos.

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Let's start with Android devices first.

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Automatically Save Photos from Facebook Messenger Using Android

Unfortunately you can't automatically save videos using the Facebook Messenger app on Android, you can however, still automatically save photos. Here's how:

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    To start, look for the Facebook Messenger icon.
    It is a white and blue icon with white lightning inside of it. Give it a single tap to open the app.
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    Tap on the profile picture near the top right hand area of your device's screen.
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    Next, locate and tap on the "Photos & Media" option.
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    To save photos automatically that you receive in Messenger, tap on the slider beside "Save Photos" to turn this option on.
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    If you want to save photos you take inside Messenger, tap on the slider beside "Save on Capture".
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Automatically Save Videos from Facebook Messenger Using iOS

On iOS devices (iPhones, ipads) you can automatically save videos by following the steps below:

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    To begin, look for and tap the Facebook Messenger icon.
    It is a white and blue icon with white lightning inside of it.
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    Once inside the Messenger app, tap on your profile picture in the top left hand area of your screen.
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    Next, locate and tap on the "Photos, Videos & Emoji" option.
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    Tap on "Download Videos".
    By default this option is set to "WiFi only".
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    Once you tap on "Download Videos", you can automatically download videos so they play faster by turning this option "ON".
    If you don't wish to automatically download videos you can turn this option "OFF".
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Please note by turning this option on, mobile data charges can occur depending on the amount of data you have on your cell phone plan with your current cell phone provider.

Questions and Answers

I have an Android phone, cannot save video sent to messenger?

How can I save a video sent from messenger to my camera roll. I have tried: went to settings and changed to download pictures but there is nothing for videos

Long Press on the Video from within your Messenger app and you will see a list appear and one of the options is to save the Video.

See more questions like this: I'm wanting to save a video off messenger to my phone, I have a ZTE avid plus?

I can't download video in Facebook messenger?

I'm trying to save the video in my gallery on the phone but there's no option to save it there. There was a save video but I don't know where it was saved

Once you long press the video and click Save it will be set to where your Videos within your phone are normally stored. It may take a minute to appear depending on whether you are connected to WiFi or not. If it is not saving and you are not connected to WiFi then go into the app settings and change the option to save even if you are not connected to WiFi.

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See more questions like this: How to download video from messenger?

How to download video from messenger to a computer?

How to download video from messenger to a computer. I have tried: Everything

You can save it on your phone and then transfer it to the PC using OneCloud. Get the app in Google Play on your phone and set up your PC account with the link provided in the answer. This is Microsoft's cloud storage and you can set it up to sync each time you come home on your WiFi or only upload what you want from your camera roll on your phone.

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How do I start to learn playing the guitar?

I'm 12, and I want to start playing on it, but I don't know how to start It. I have tried: Tried YouTube videos but it didn't work. I think it was caused by: I don't know.

Unfortunately, this article deals only with Messenger. Fortunately, we have a VisiHow article on how to play the guitar: Understand and Play the Acoustic Guitar. Please follow it to learn the basics. The tutorial is both applicable to electric and acoustic guitars. To tune your guitar, you can use these tutorials: Tune Your Electric Guitar by Ear (this will develop your ears) and Tune a guitar by fret.

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Sir, how to auto-save Facebook messenger photos to iPhone 4S camera roll?

How to auto-save Facebook messenger photos to iPhone 4S camera roll, thank you

You can do this with the Settings in the app as explained above in the main VisiHow article. Unfortunately, at this time you can't pick and choose which ones download so you may have to regularly get rid of many if you have numerous images always being passed in Messenger.

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See more questions like this: To save videos from Facebook onto iPhone 5 or iPhone 6

How to save accepted Facebook messenger video?

Saving problem of a video my daughter sent, video Facebook messenger, but does not open

If you are seeing Attachment Unavailable it means that it was shared with friends but not public. If you are not on their friend's list then you will not see it or be able to save it. If you are connected to WiFi, your daughter created the video and you still can't load it then request her to send it again. Once you receive the video, long press on the image from your phone screen and you will see a pop-up appear with a menu and there will be the Save Video option.

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See more questions like this: How can I save Facebook messenger messages (not videos)?

How to find shared videos sent in messenger group chat?

I can't find a video that was sent in a group chat ages ago, how would I find it?

It was taken down by the sender, blocked by Facebook or your group chat is set to save only some of the messages. Most likely, it is there but you are passing over it. Each time you swipe down for more data to appear it is easy to miss messages as they load.

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I want to send a photo from messenger on my phone to a report I am doing on my computer?

I want to send a photo from messenger on my phone to a project that I am doing on my computer. I have tried: Sending a photo to my email address. I think it was caused by: I do not know what I am doing! Not very good with computers

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Go into Messenger and find the image. Press on it until you see the menu come up for the Save Image option. Install on your PC Microsoft One Drive as well as put the OneDrive app on your phone. You can then use their cloud service to access the photo for your report.

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I am not having trouble saving the videos, what I am having trouble with is moving the videos to a folder on my laptop so I can store them on a thumb drive and free up the space on my phone?

Sorry I put the details right in the question, and I have an Android phone

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