How to hide WhatsApp Images and videos from Gallery

How to hide private WhatsApp Images and videos from Gallery

Whatsapp is awesome man. I mean look at the easy to use UI, Graphics, Lots and tons of features and many more. In short WhatsApp is going through a rapid evolution period since acquisition by Facebook the Billion dollar Social media Platform. You will be surprised to know that after Google and YouTube, Facebook is the largest search engine. And you know what Facebook is only known for the searching about people and business unlike Google and YouTube.

Anyways I am here to give you a quick updated WhatsApp has just rolled out, and you gotta trust me guys this is one of the best feature of WhatsApp ever released. That makes it my Favorite Messenger App for iOS and Android as well.

WhatsApp  (2.18.159) comes with all new feature called a Media visibility feature, allows you to hide or show the WhatsApp media content in the gallery. Media visibility feature lets you decide whether you want the received media on WhatsApp to be displayed in gallery or not.

But, before I reveal the secret, let me create a situation before you. Now imagine a situation where you are a member of a filthy and so called dirty WhatsApp group full of illicit materials, specially images and video, you know what I mean right?

Ok, let’s make it bit clear. Oh, common, I am talking about the video clip someone has sent you describing a hot couple make love and cuddling around and making many more bed movements, you wish you could delete it but, it was quite luring that you cannot resist yourself to watch the full video. Now, definitely either you are a school going guy or a working person, and you can’t enjoy watching the video right away because may be, you are in school or at work.

So, you decide to keep it saved on your phone to watch it later once you are alone. Now back at home you are showing some other funny video to your brother, sister, mom, or dad. Suddenly while swiping among videos that video, one you have kept to watch privately, pops up. Now, Imagine the embarrassment.

Hey, Don’t worry WhatsApp’s new feature has came to rescue. The all new feature from WhatsApp will let you hide the videos or Images from Gallery, allowing you to keep personal video a bit personal. So let’s find how to Hide WhatsApp images and Videos from Gallery.

WhatsApp has came with all new feature new beta version (2.18.159) allowing user to hide received video and Images from gallery. Means the videos and Images received on whatsApp will no longer be available in Gallery. However, you can enable it back to show all the videos and Images received on whatsApp in Gallery. Sadly the new feature is available for beta testers only. Soon, this feature will be available to regular user. So, if you want to know a bit more about Becoming a beta tester, comment below the article.

Hide private WhatsApp Images and videos from Galley

WhatsApp  (2.18.159) comes with all new feature called a Media visibility feature, allows you to hide or show the WhatsApp media content in the gallery. Media visibility feature lets you decide whether you want the received media on WhatsApp to be displayed in gallery or not. Now you can choose the privacy of the media content received on WhatApp by limiting its visibility to WhatApp only. Prior all the Received media on WhatsApp was shown on Phone Gallery by default.

How to hide WhatsApp media from Gallery

To hide all you Media received and download on WhatsApp you gotta be a beta user, for now at least.

  • Open WhatsApp and go to Setting by clicking three vertical dots on right upper corner of the App.
How to hide WhatsApp media from Gallery-WhatsApp and go to Setting by clicking three vertical dots on right
WhatsApp and go to Setting by clicking three vertical dots on right upper corner of the App
  • Select Data and storage Usages
How to hide WhatsApp media from Gallery
Select Data and storage Usages
  • Now scrolls down and find Show media in Gallery. Uncheck it to hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos media from Gallery.
Uncheck it to hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos media from Gallery.
Uncheck it to hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos media from Gallery.

If everything goes well all you WhatsApp media will be lo longer displayed in Phone Gallery. Go and check!!

What is the new feature you know about. Let me know in comment section below. Enjoy!!

A. R. Krishna

I.T. Professional completed my B.E. , a blogger Enthusiast, Software developer, and a ICT freelancer. While working as freelancer I have worked with some great people and agencies that taught me lots of things.

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