How to Hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos from Gallery

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No doubt WhatsApp is your preferred application for messaging. WhatsApp has several great features which make WhatsApp the best messaging platform.

But while using WhatsApp you may have some photos or videos which you don't want others to see. But it is irritating that WhatsApp didn't have any feature to hide them.

But in the recent update, WhatsApp added a new feature which let you decide whether to show WhatsApp media available in the gallery or not.
The feature was available for iOS users and awaited for the Android version of WhatsApp.

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There are ways to hide WhatsApp media from the gallery:
1. Hide for all chat.
2. Hide for a specific chat.

1. Hide WhatsApp media for all Chats

Follow the steps to hide WhatsApp media from the gallery for all chats.

Step - 1: Open 'Settings' and then 'Chats'

click on the three dots in top-right corner
Click on three dots

Launch WhatsApp and then click on the three dots in the top - right corner. This will open a small menu as shown in the below image.

Click on the settings in the opened small menu
Click on 'Settings'

In the opened menu, click on 'Settings' which is at the last in that menu. This will open Settings for your WhatsApp.

click on 'chats' - hide WhatsApp media -3
Click on 'Chats'

Now in the opened window, there is an option 'Chats'. Click on 'Chats' to open settings related to chat.

Step - 2: Uncheck "Show media in gallery"

uncheck the option 'Show media in gallery'
Uncheck 'Show media in gallery

Now in the Chat setting, scroll up. At the bottom, you will see an option - "Show media in gallery".
Uncheck this option to hide WhatsApp media from the gallery.

Now the newly downloaded media from all chats can be seen in WhatsApp only and will be hidden from the gallery.

2. Hide WhatsApp media for Selected Chat

Follow the steps to hide WhatsApp media for any selected chat from the gallery.

Step - 1: Open Info of the Chat

click on the three dots in the selected chat
Click on the three dots

Open the chat for which you want to hide media from the gallery. For instance, I am opening the WhatsApp group of MSS Articles.

Click on the three dots. This will open a small menu for this chat.

click on 'Group info' in the opened menu
Click on 'Group info'

Now in the opened menu, you will see an option 'Group info' at the first position.
Click on that, this will open the Group information screen.

Click on 'Media visibility'
Click on 'Media visibility'

Now in the Group info, when you scroll a little down, you will see an option 'Media visibility'.
Click on this and this will open a pop-up box.

Select 'No' in the pop-up box
Select 'No'

The pop-up box will ask you "Show newly downloaded media from this chat in your phone's gallery?"

Select 'No' from the three available options. Click 'OK'

Now the newly downloaded media from this chat will not show in the gallery.


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Conclusion

To hide WhatsApp media for all chats, Go to Setting > Chats > "Show media in gallery".

To hide for any specific chat, open chat, go to Group info > Media visibility.

Now the WhatsApp media will be available in WhatsApp only and can not be seen from any other application like the gallery.

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