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This update lets you hide WhatsApp photos from Gallery app

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In the latest update poster from WhatsApp, a new feature has been added which now gives the option to hide or show the WhatsApp photos in the gallery Sachin Facebook. Check out this article for detailed information.

WhatsApp is used by over 1 billion people for messaging their friends and family, it’s not just text messages that make this instant messaging app cool.


People share photos and videos on the platform. I am constantly getting means in the groups I have joined. Some family members send good morning roses, while some friends send objectionable content.

This consistent flow of images easily populates at the gallery and then there are photos that you really don’t want to be shown in the gallery app.

There is a workaround to hide WhatsApp photos from appearing in the gallery, we have also written a detailed article regarding that topic.

You have to create a new file with the name dot (.) nomedia inside the WhatsApp Images folder, and then clear the cache of the gallery app. The photos from that folder will not appear in the gallery.

However, I have found that this particular workaround does not work on every smartphone. I tried hiding WhatsApp photos in Samsung Galaxy S7 I couldn’t succeed.

There is also another way we can stop WhatsApp photos and videos from populating your gallery, is by restricting the auto-download of images and videos.

But again, old photos that you download manually and the view will still be visible in the gallery section, and you will have to delete the photos mentally that we do not want to appear there.

But now finally WhatsApp has made it easier than ever to restrict WhatsApp photos from appearing in the gallery app. The latest update brought the option of hiding photos you receive in WhatsApp from appearing in the gallery.

How to Hide/Show WhatsApp photos in Gallery

You can find the option enable and disable this new feature by going to the data and storage usage from settings in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has been introducing really amazing features to its app, it has recently introduced group video calling rollout of which is still in process.

If you are a WhatsApp user and want to know more tips and tricks to make the best use of WhatsApp check out this huge list of WhatsApp tricks and tips.

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