How To Hide Whatsapp Images and Videos From Gallery Whatsapp messenger is still popular and addicting app ever. Because of their latest features like calling, Chatting, File sharing, privacy o...
2017-12-15T08:06:48Z

How To Hide Whatsapp Images and Videos From Gallery

Whatsapp messenger is still popular and addicting app ever. Because of their latest features like calling, Chatting, File sharing, privacy options etc. Whatsapp messenger also reduce our cost of phone calling to our relatives and friends. With the help of Whatsapp we can also share our images with others and receive these images. But these images are shown with our regular images in Gallery.

Hide Whatsapp Media From Gallery

So these images confuse with our important images. Hence, If you want to hide whatsapp images from gallery, it is the only best solution. If you are also frustrated from these images while going to gallery. Then this article is really for you because in this article we are going to discuss about how to restrict these images from appearing in the phone Gallery.

How To Hide Whatsapp Images From Gallery

For Android Phone Users


Step 1. Launch the file manager App of your mobile. You can also install different file manager App on Your Android devices like ES file Explorer, total commander File manager App etc.

Step 2. Find your WhatsApp media folder using the file manager. You can find it in Home >> SD card >> Whatsapp >> Media.

Whatsapp mobile media database

Step 3. Inside the Media folder you will see a sub folder named WhatsApp images.

whatsapp images folder

Step 4. Rename this folder to .WhatsApp images.

rename whatsapp mobile folder

OR

Alternative Way To Hide Whatsapp Images From Gallery.


Step 4. Alternatively you can also create a .nomedia file inside this folder. You can create new file by clicking on the Plus button and select the file option.

rename whatsapp mobile folder to .nomedia

Step 5. After Step 4 you can open your Gallery and see your Whatsapp folder become invisible. If it is still visible then you have to clear cache for Apps in your Android device. You can clear cache by Go to setting >> App Manger or Apps >> clear cache. Don.t forget to turn off hidden files option.

clear cache for gallery whatsapp
Note: Android OS is based on the Linux kernel if we Add ‘. or period‘ in front of folder or file name it will become completely invisible.

For iPhone Users


If you are iPhone user then it is so simple for you to restrict the Whatsapp images Appearing in the Gallery within few clicks.
  • Just go to you phone settings-> Privacy->Photos->Untick WhatsApp.
  • After following the above step you will not see your WhatsApp images in Gallery.

whatsapp iphone photo media privacy settings

So these are different method to hide whatsapp image from gallery on android and iPhone easily. If you know any of the best way for this must share it with us. We will update it soon.
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