How to hide WhatsApp photos from your mobile gallery

hide WhatsApp photos

Exhausted from opening your mobile gallery and finding endless images that are not the photos you take with your device’s camera? They are surely the multimedia files that you send and receive from WhatsApp. To prevent this from happening, here we will tell you how to hide WhatsApp photos from the Gallery.

Hiding WhatsApp photos from Gallery is that easy

It is no secret to anyone that millions of users have migrated to other apps after WhatsApp announced its new privacy policies. But if you are one of those who prefer Zuckerberg instant messaging, then you may be interested in knowing how to deactivate the Visibility of multimedia files, a very useful function to avoid that your Gallery is cluttered with WhatsApp images that you do not want. Follow the steps :

  • Open WhatsApp on your mobile.
  • Touch the 3 dots that appear at the top right of the screen and access the “Settings” of the app.
  • Click on the “Chats” option.
  • Turn off “Media File Visibility,” and you’re done.

edia File Visibility

And if you don’t want to deactivate this option for all your WhatsApp contacts (including groups), you can also do it in a personalized way in each chat. In this way, you will prevent the images that a particular contact sends you from appearing in your Gallery. Follow the steps :

  • Find the contact from whom you want to hide the media files and open the chat.
  • Click on the user’s name to access the contact information.
  • Tap on “Media File Visibility . 
  • Select the option “No”, press “OK”, and that’s it.

Media File Visibility

Of course, hiding WhatsApp photos from the Gallery will not save you space on your mobile; in fact, they are automatically saved in the internal storage of the device, specifically in the Private folder that is included in WhatsApp Images. Now, what you can do is get rid of seeing in your Gallery all those memes that are sent by the groups in which you are … and when it comes to looking for a specific photo, you can easily locate it because it will not get lost among so many images.

Without a doubt, Facebook apps never cease to amaze us with their multiple functions. If you have your own company and want to serve your customers through instant messaging, here we teach you how to put a WhatsApp contact button on your Instagram account.

And, would you like to deactivate the Visibility of WhatsApp multimedia files, or do you prefer that the images appear in the mobile gallery?

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