Hide WhatsApp media from gallery | Android & iPhone


In this article I will teach you how to hide Whatsapp media from gallery in Android and iPhone. WhatsApp is very popular with smart phone users, as it is completely free to send pictures, videos and SMS and even make calls abroad.

When you download a picture or video from WhatsApp, it is automatically displayed in the gallery. We share a lot of media through WhatsApp chats. Sometimes these data are confidential and you do not want others to see it through the gallery. We can hide these WhatsApp media (images & videos) from the gallery by using WhatsApp’s inbuilt settings. Many of us don’t know how to hide it.

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How to hide Whatsapp videos & images from gallery in Android.

  1. In the WhatsApp app, touch the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Then click on Settings.
  3. Go to “Chats” and uncheck the box next to “media visibility”.

From now on, WhatsApp photos and videos will no longer appear in your phone gallery.

Hide WhatsApp media (image & video) from gallery
Hide WhatsApp media from gallery

Hide all WhatsApp media on iPhone:

  1. In the WhatsApp app on iPhone, go to Settings
  2. Then tap to Chats.
  3. Uncheck the “Save incoming media” box.

By following above steps you can hide the WhatsApp media you received during private chats and group chats.

However, if you have disabled the “Show Media in Gallery” feature, but still want to see media from specific chats in your phone gallery (private or group), you can select ‘info’ option from the specific chat. Then, tap “Media Visibility” and then “Yes”. This will ensure that the multimedia content received from this chat will be visible in your phone’s gallery, even if you have disabled the “Show multimedia content in gallery” option for all chats.

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