Whenever you are receiving images and videos on WhatsApp, it will be shown in the gallery of your device.
If you do not want that be shown in your device’s gallery, then you need to hide it.
The best thing is that you do not need any apps to do this task. Let's see two different ways to do this task.
Hide WhatsApp Images and Videos from Gallery
This method is simple, and it can be done in a minute. I suggest you to go with this method.
That is all. The WhatsApp Images are hidden from the gallery. You need to do the same steps to the "WhatsApp Video" folder to make it hidden.
You have to enable "Show hidden files" option in your file manager to see these hidden folders.
I suggest you to read this post if you need to know about .nomedia file.
You can create .nomedia file and place it in the WhatsApp Images and WhatsApp Video folder to hide all the contents of those folders from the gallery.
Now, go to the gallery, and you can see that the WhatsApp Images folder is hidden.
You need to do the same above steps in the WhatsApp Video folder to make that folder contents hidden.
To Unhide WhatsApp Images and Videos from Gallery
In case, if you want to see the images and videos back in the gallery, then you need to remove the dot from the folder names.
That is all; All comes back to normal.
Go to WhatsApp Images and Whatsapp Video folder and then delete the .nomedia file.
The unhiding process of this method does not show the folders back in the gallery. That is why I am suggesting you to use the dot method.
However, don't worry; I have a solution to this issue.
If you do not see those folders back in the gallery, just add a dot (.) before both the WhatsApp Images and WhatsApp video folder name. Then, remove the dot from both the folder name.
Now, you should see those folders back in the gallery.
Hide Specific WhatsApp Images and Videos from Gallery
If you use the above methods, it will be applied to the entire folder, and all the items in the folder will be hidden.
However, in case, if you want to hide only specific images and videos of WhatsApp, then you need to follow these steps:
Hide Specific WhatsApp Images from Gallery
That’s it. Now you can see the images you have hidden in the Vault Pictures and the images are hidden from the gallery.
Hide Specific WhatsApp Videos from Gallery
Now, you can see the hidden WhatsApp videos in the Vault Videos, and the videos are hidden from the gallery.
If you find thumbnails or blank thumbnails of the hidden videos in the Gallery, then just restart the mobile, and it will be gone.
Unhide Specific WhatsApp Images or WhatsApp Videos
In this instance, I am unhiding videos. You can do the same steps to unhide images.
That is all. Now, you can see the unhidden files in the gallery. If you do not see it, then just reboot the device to see it.
You can use any method as per your choice and hide the ones you want from the gallery.
I hope that the information in this post is useful to you. Let me know which method you prefer in the Comment section below.
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