How to Hide WhatsApp Photos And Videos From Gallery

Have you ever wondered a way to hide WhatsApp photos from Gallery? Here is the Answer! This guide will be helpful for you to fulfill your thought. And you can find a way to disappearing pictures from the “Photo Gallery” in either platform Android or iPhone.

Nowadays, we receive hundreds of photos and videos through WhatsApp from our friend, families, and groups. And it also appears on our Phone’s Photo Gallery. It is easy to explore our all photos in one place (Gallery) though it is not a good habit to maintaining our privacy.

For many of us, WhatsApp is more than a messaging app because it also contains our private photos and videos. And Although we can use a “WhatsApp locker app” to lock our WhatsApp application on our Phone, it is insufficient to protect our privacy because most of the free photo locker apps don’t help to hide photos from Gallery.

Bonus Tip: If you are facing trouble with hundreds of thousands of WhatsApp junk photos then you can use a Siftr Magic app to clean unnecessary WhatsApp photos from your Gallery automatically.

Ways to hide WhatsApp photos from Gallery

And there are no any inbuilt options to hide WhatsApp photos and videos from our photo Gallary in Android. Instead, we can hide WhatsApp photos from Gallery by creating a “.nomadia” file on the particular folder. However, WhatsApp has a  feature to hide photos from Gallary in iPhone and it simple to use.

If you are an Android user, then you need a File Manager app to create “.nomadia” on your Android phone. I recommend you to use “ES File Explorer” to complete this task.

Reference: WhatsApp Faq

Hide WhatsApp photos from gallery on Android

Step 1: Download and install ES File Explorer on your Phone.


Step 2: Open the ES File Explorer app and go to “WhatsApp Images folder” (WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images)


Step 3: Tap the three-dot menu button at the top right corner of the app.


Step 4: Select “New > File,” and name it to “.nomedia” (without quotation marks)


Now your WhatsApp photos will be hidden from Photo Gallery.

Hide WhatsApp Videos from gallery – Android

Step 1: Go to the “WhatsApp Videos folder” using a File Explorer. (WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Videos)

Step 2: Tap the three-dot menu button. Tap the “New > File.”

Step 3: Create a file with “.nomedia” file name.

This will hide all of your WhatsApp videos from the gallery

An alternate way to Hiding pictures and Videos from Gallery in Android.

Step 1: Open File Explorer and Go to WhatsApp > Media


Step 2: Find the “WhatsApp Images Folder” and rename it to “.WhatsApp Images” (Place a period mark before the folder name)

Step 3: Repeat the same steps to the Video Folder.

Bring back hidden WhatsApp images to Gallery in Android (Unhide Images folder)

Step 1: Open ES File Explorer.

Step 2: Tap the menu button at the top-left corner of the app.

show hidden_files_es_file_explorer

Step 3: Scroll down and enable the button next to “Show hidden files.”

Step 4: Then go to WhatsApp Image or Video folder and delete “.nomedia” file from the folder.

Note: If you have any problem with bringing back the WhatsApp images to Gallery then go to application manager, find the Gallary app and tap clear cache and clear data.

Way to Hiding WhatsApp Images in iPhone

Do you wish to hide images from “Photo Gallery” on your iPhone? It is the simple process, and you don’t need to install any third-party app to do this. Simply follow the below steps.


Step 1: Go to settings on your iPhone.


Step 2: Nevigate to Privacy > photos > WhatsApp.


Step 3: Simply disable the button next to “WhatsApp.”

That’s it.

Final words:

This article explains all about the “way to hide WhatsApp photos and videos from Gallery” in Android or iPhone. And it is the simple way to protect our personal photos and videos from prying eyes. And you can also stop receiving messages from WhatsApp contact to leaving from disturbing folks.


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