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How to save photos and documents to PC

Do you use WhatsApp Web and don't know how to save photos and documents directly to your computer? We tell you step by step how to do it.

Photos here, videos there, documents on the other hand ... WhatsApp is a platform where images, audios and other types of documents are constantly being sent, especially in crowded groups.

In the case of the phone, WhatsApp photos are automatically saved in the phone's gallery and it is very easy to organize them because they are stored in a folder called "WhatsApp Images". However, things get complicated when you are using WhatsApp Web.

When using WhatsApp from the computer, just click on an image or document to see it, but this does not mean that it is saved on the device. Next, we tell you what you should do to save your WhatsApp photos and documents on PC.

Before we get into that topic, we will also see how you can pass those photos and WhatsApp documents that you already have on your mobile to your computer. Here we go.

Save WhatsApp Photos and Documents on PC

Learn how to save WhatsApp photos and documents when you use it on your PC.

How to transfer your WhatsApp photos and documents from mobile to PC

As we have mentioned before, when you download an image or document from WhatsApp to your mobile, it is saved directly in the phone's storage.

However, it is on the computer that we usually save files for future retention or to upload them to cloud storage platforms.

For transfer the WhatsApp files you have on your mobile to your PC to save them there, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your mobile to the PC with a USB cable and, in the first one, enable file transfer.
  2. The most normal thing is that the folder of the connected mobile is automatically opened on the PC. If that is not the case, enter Team and click on your phone.
  3. Click on "Internal storage" or "SD card" depending on where you keep all the WhatsApp files.
  4. Find the folder "WhatsApp" and open it. Then go to the folder "Half".
  5. Copy the folders "WhatsApp Images" and "WhatsApp Documents" and paste them on your computer. Wait for the time it takes to transfer files and voila, you will have already transferred the WhatsApp images and documents that you had on your mobile to your PC.

How to save your photos and documents on your PC from WhatsApp Web

If you regularly use WhatsApp Web but you don't know how to save the photos and documents that you receive directly to your computer's memory, then you will find out how to do it.

This is a particularly simple process, since the web version of the messaging platform has a button dedicated only to downloading files. Thanks to this process, you will be able to save WhatsApp photos and documents on your PC and thus avoid having to pass them from one device to another as we have seen in the previous point.

But we don't go on any longer, these are the steps you must follow to save your photos and documents on your PC from WhatsApp Web:

  1. Open WhatsApp Web on your computer.
  2. Enter the conversation in which the image or document you want to download was shared.
  3. Click on the image that you want to save on your PC and then tap on the download button in the upper right corner. The photo will automatically be saved on your computer, probably in the "Downloads" folder. In the case of documents, click on the download button that appears next to the file itself in the chat.

In this way, you can store the multimedia content that you receive on WhatsApp Web directly on your computer and, if you want, upload them from there to a cloud storage service so as not to lose it even if the PC stops working.

Remember that you can also save your WhatsApp photos automatically to Google Photos and, thus, avoid the intermediate step that involves saving them first on the device and then uploading them to the cloud. Be it one way or another, it is interesting to learn how to keep that important content that we receive through WhatsApp safe.