Enable Data Saver to save data in Snapchat
Jesse Simms • October 15, 2015
Snapchat is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family and share moments in your life that may not be worthy of a Facebook profile picture or Instagram post.
What’s not so great about Snapchat is the amount of data the app consumes. Snapchat preloads content so you don’t have to wait for a photo or video to load, which can use a ton of mobile data when you’re not expecting it to.
Fortunately, Snapchat has a useful “Data Saver” toggle to give you control over how much cellular data the app can use. Snaps from friends, Stories and Discovery content will only load when you tap them, instead of loading in the background or automatically when opening the app. Snaps typically load in just a few seconds, so you won’t notice much of a difference.
To enable Data Saver, open your Snapchat profile, tap the Settings cog in the top right, scroll down to Additional Services and tap Manage. Turn on Data Saver and let the data saving begin!
Know of an awesome data-saving toggle that we haven’t covered? We’d love it if you shared it in the comments! And if you’re looking for even more ways to save, check out our complete guide to lowering mobile data usage.