Do you know that you can easily disable your WhatsApp downloaded photos, videos from displaying on your phone gallery in both Android and iPhone? Well, this is not new, rather is an existing both not recognized feature that has been in the WhatsApp messaging app for a long time now.
In one way or the other, you might came across this hiding of WhatsApp photos and videos from showing on your phone gallery but still imagine the usefulness. However, I believe everything is for a reason which i will get to elaborate a little here.
There are a lot of sensitivite pictures and videos that is being shared on group chat this days, and if your WhatsApp auto media Download is turned on, this will end up downloading the media without your knowledge. And this can cause much damage when seen by a folk or guardian that finds it hard to understand.
To avoid all this unnecessary excuses/ explanation, I advise you to stick with this ability to hide WhatsApp photos, videos from showing on your Android and iPhone Gallery. Below are steps to disable it;
How to Disable WhatsApp Photos, Videos from Showing on Gallery
For Android users, follow the instructions accordingly.
While on your WhatsApp screen, Click the Three dots on the top Right of the app and select Settings from the navigation that showed up.
On the next screen, click on Chats option.
Now, you will see ‘Media Visibility‘ option is is toggle on By default, Kindly Turn it Off and you’re good to go.
Once this is done accordingly, all Memes, Gifs, Pictures, Videos that was sent on group chat will be only on the app and won’t appear on your phone gallery.
On iPhone or iPad, you can restrict all the downloaded WhatsApp images from appearing in the main gallery either through iOS’ Privacy Settings or through WhatsApp itself, given below.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and click on the Privacy option.
- Now, tap Photos and disable the toggle for WhatsApp.
Launch WhatsApp and head over to Chats.
Here, turn off the toggle next to “Save to Camera Roll.”
Doing so will stop WhatsApp images and videos from appearing in your iPhone’s gallery. The Privacy Setting can also be used to hide pictures from other social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, Skype, etc.