How to hide WhatsApp media from Gallery on Android

Hide WhatsApp media from Gallery on Android

Hide WhatsApp media from Gallery on Android

By default, any media downloaded in WhatsApp such as images, videos, voice notes, gif, and documents will be automatically saved to your phone gallery. If you want to hide the media from showing up on your phone’s gallery, here is what you need to do. This simple trick will hide all the media in WhatsApp folder from appearing on your phone’s gallery.

How to hide WhatsApp media from Gallery on Android

First, you will need to have a file explorer. You can download a file explorer from the Google Play. I’d recommend ES File Explorer.

  1. Using the ES File Explorer app, browse to the WhatsApp folder where the media is located.
  2. For WhatsApp image, go to
    • Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images/
    • and create a file named .nomedia (the period is necessary)
  3. For WhatsApp video, go to
    • Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Video/
    • and create a file named .nomedia (the period is necessary)
  4. For WhatsApp gif, go to
    • Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Gif/
    • and create a file named .nomedia (the period is necessary)
  5. For WhatsApp document, go to
    • Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Documents/
    • and create a file named .nomedia (the period is necessary)
  6. For WhatsApp voice note, go to
    • Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes/
    • and create a file named .nomedia (the period is necessary)
  7. Make sure all the media folder you wanted to hide from the Gallery has the file named .nomedia in it.

Note: If you wish to view your media in the phone’s gallery later, simply delete the .nomedia file from any of the folders above.

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