How to hide WhatsApp Media Files in your phone gallery

In this article, I’m going to explain you to How to hide WhatsApp Media Files in your phone gallery. In WhatsApp when someone send you a media file and you open it then, that file will also shown up in WhatsApp. Well this scenario is frightful when your family member sees a filthy media file in your Phone Gallery while you showing some other photos. You know what I mean.

Well, you can lock WhatsApp and I know you could also lock Gallery. But here I am talking about What If you don’t want to show up your WhatsApp media files in your Phone’s Gallery.

How to Hide WhatsApp Media Files in Your Phone Gallery? (Via Official Option)

Well WhatsApp now provides a separate option via which you could perform this task.

All you have to do is open your WhatsApp and go to the location Settings>Chat>Media Visibility. Now you can turn on and off that option to enable or disable media file visibility on Phone’s Gallery.

Hide WhatsApp Media Files in Phone’s Gallery

Now, With the above method you will able to hide only those WhatsApp media files in your phone gallery which you open from now on on WhatsApp.

So, What about the WhatsApp media files that are old and still showing up in Phone’s Gallery.

Well for those files you could apply this method.

Note: From WhatsApp Media files I mean Photos, Videos, and GIFs.

How to Hide WhatsApp Media Files in Your Phone Gallery? (Without Official WhatsApp Option)

First Open the folder with your file manager app where you have installed the WhatsApp. Well most of the phones nowadays gives the facility to install WhatsApp on SD Card. Therefore, you may find your WhatsApp folder in your SD Card.

Once you find the WhatsApp folder, Open it and then go to Media>WhatsApp Images. Now in WhatsApp Images folder all you have to do is create a file with the name .nomedia. If your Phone’s default file manager lot help you create a file inside the folder, you can perform this task with an application called ES File Explorer. It is available on Google Play Store.

Note: Just like WhatsApp Images you can even create .nomedia file in all the media folders like WhatsApp Videos to not show up these folder files in Phone’s Gallery.

Do let us know, whether you like our method or not? If so then, let us know in the comment section below.

Read also: How to Find out the number of Text Messages You have send someone on WhatsApp?

Sanjay likes to Write about Everything Tech.

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