How To Hide Whatsapp Images & Videos From Gallery

19 Jun 2015    05:33 pm


           WhatsApp messenger now become popular and addicted app ever just because of their latest features like video calling, Chatting, File sharing, privacy options etc. WhatsApp messenger also reduce our cost of phone calling to our relatives and friends.

           With the help of Whatsapp we can share our images with others and receive these images. But these images are shown with our regular images in Gallery. So these images confuse with our important images in gallery. If your are also frustrate from this images then this article is really for you because in this article we are going to discuss about how to restrict these images from appearing in the phone Gallery.

Methods To Remove WhatsApp Images From Gallery:

Steps For Android Phone Users

Step 1. Launch the file manager App of your mobile. You can also install different file manager App on Your Android devices like ES file Explorer, total commander File manager App etc.
Step 2. Find your WhatsApp media folder using the file manager. Commonly it is found on Home >> SD card >> Whatsapp >> Media.

Step 3. Inside the Media folder you will see a sub folder named WhatsApp images.

Step 4. Rename this folder to .WhatsApp images.


Alternative Way

Step 4. Alternatively you can also create a .nomedia file inside this folder. You can create new file by clicking on the Plus button and select the file option.

Step 5. After Step 4 you can open your Gallery and see your Whatsapp folder become invisible. If it is still visible then you have to clear cache for Apps in your Android device. You can clear cache by Go to setting >> App Manger or Apps >> clear cache. Don.t forget to turn off hidden files option.

Note:- Android OS is based on the Linux kernel if we Add '. or period' in front of folder or file name it will become completely invisible.

Steps For An iPhone Users

If you are iPhone user then it is so simple for you to restrict the Whatsapp images Appearing in the Gallery within few clicks. 

  • Just go to you phone settings-> Privacy->Photos->Untick WhatsApp.
  • After following the above step you will not see your WhatsApp images in Gallery.

So these are different method to hide whatsapp image gallery on android and iPhone easily.