Stop WhatsApp Images & Videos from Appearing in Android Gallery

17 Responses

  1. Tomin says:

    Thanks for the info. Once I stumbled upon this but now got rid of the images

  2. Arun says:

    I tried the step creating a file .nomedia and even other alternate step renaming Media with a . in front. nothing worked, where am i wrong.

  3. Arun says:

    my Version is 4.2.1 of ANDROID

  4. Guru Bhai says:

    Not working fully on note 2.
    when i create the nomedia file images get hidden but as soon as i get a new image it start showing in the gallery. Same happens with the videos.

  5. shivam says:

    not working with me too on xperia sp.
    Android version 4.1.2

  6. Thiago says:

    I am on 4.2.2 (HTC One) … i tried the first one, didn’t work, tried the alternative method and now i got rid of the images… thank u

  7. kd says:

    Thanks Buddy,,, worked as i wanted. loved it.

  8. sajid says:

    I do it I explain you all firs step go exfileexplor and search WhatsApp folder an hide it its finish

  9. zizo says:

    Hi I did the next step of adding “.” But how I retrieve the folder again ?

  10. Ketan Patel says:

    Wow Gr8……Its working.. superb……….

  11. chrissn says:

    There is an app for that. Even comes with a widget that lets you show/hide the imgs.
    \”Hide whatsapp images\” in playstore. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.gdev.hidewhatsappimages

  12. raj says:

    I uncheck all options, mobile data and wify, but I am still getting videos

  13. raj says:

    Menu > Settings > Chat settings > Media auto-download. Then un-check the media you don’t prefer to get auto-downloaded.

    I followed above steps, but still saved all videos in gallery

  14. Irene says:

    I have found a new app it calls Hide Whatsapp Status https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hide.whatsappstatus&hl=es which let you chaat with people but anybody can see that your are on line or your last conexion, it is just 5MB and it doesn\’t desconect mobile data! wonderfull 🙂

  15. Karan says:

    Android User – It\’s working on my phone too…gr8…
    Un-checking boxes from Whatsapp menu will stop auto downloading, however once you download it manually, it will show in gallery.
    TO STOP SHOWING IN GALLERY – you need to download ES FILE EXPLORER and then create ..\”nomedia\” file in whatapp Video, Audio and Images.

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