WhatsApp is a most popular messaging app for Smartphones as we can easily share images, audio, videos along with chats but sometimes it can be hectic for you and especially if you are a part of active Groups were lots of unnecessary images and videos are share among the member. So how should we maintain our privacy?
Of- course you can use app lock on what’s app which can be found on the Playstore for free but sometime its not enough as still. When you download any media from WhatsApp it can be seen into Android Gallery and sometime your Android gallery get full off with unnecessary images.
Instead of protecting your WhatsApp with a secure password, you can easily hide Whatsapp images & videos from showing up in your Gallery. Since, your friends will only look up for the media files using the Gallery, they won’t find any of your WhatsApp files and that safeguards your privacy.
How to Hide WhatsApp Images & Videos in Gallery?
You can prevent WhatsApp photos from appearing in the Photo Gallery on your Android phone by going to the WhatsApp Settings.
1 Open WhatsApp and tap on the three-dot menu symbol, then click on Settings from the drop-down menu.
2 Select Chats from the Settings screen.
3 On the next screen, toggle the Media Visibility to OFF position.
Note: This method doesn’t hide the Whatsapp images from gallery but prevents newly downloaded Whatsapp Photos and Videos from appearing in the Photos Gallery. The steps below will ensure that the Whatsapp photographs are kept hidden in your Gallery.
For iOS Users:
It comes with simple instruction iPhone user can hide WhatsApp images by going to your privacy Setting > photos > turn WhatsApp off.
For Android Users:
The steps for hiding WhatsApp media files from your Android phone’s Gallery is slightly different from the iOS users. Unlike the iPhone users, the Android mobile users don’t have any direct option to do so.
1 On your Android mobile, open any File Manager application like ES File Explorer(recommended).
2 Go to WhatsApp > Media.
3 In the ‘Media’ folder, you’ll find all your WhatsApp media files like audio messages, videos, images, voice calls etc.
4 Now, tap on the folder named ‘WhatsApp Images’ for a few seconds, which then brings you a pop-up with some options. Select ‘rename’ and insert a ‘.’ (dot) in front of the folder’s name. It now looks like: .WhatsApp Images
5 Similarly, perform the same action for the ‘WhatsApp video’ folder.
Your WhatsApp images and videos will now be completely hidden from your mobile phone’s gallery. In case, you wanted to revert the changes, simply remove the dot (.) before the folder’s name