What does "Save Mobile Bandwidth" do?


One of my team members found the “Save Mobile Bandwidth” user preference today, and we’re wondering what exactly it does? Looking at the documentation: https://rocket.chat/docs/user-guides/managing-your-account/ the description is sadly blank :disappointed:.


@jomaxro I’ll let some of the Cordova developers give you a decent reply (cc @rodrigo.nascimento), but I can assure you that on the native mobile apps, it does nothing right now.

What could be done in our native apps:

  • Lazy download of assets (images/videos/audios);
  • When sending a video/image, compress it more;


On the Cordova Application, it wouldn’t automatically download the images which were attached to messages. You have to tap the “download” and it would then download.