How to Hide Whatsapp Images from Gallery in Android ?

We often use whatsapp for chatting, sharing images or videos among friends while having a conversation where some conversations means to be public and we often want to make sure that all the files that are shared during conversation remains private or hidden from gallery so no one can see them other than the phone owner. You don’t want all these whatsapp images or whatsapp videos to be displayed in gallery on your android device which is quite understandable if you are having some sort of private files etc. What is more disheartening is that by default there is no option provided neither in whatsapp nor in android phone settings to hide whatsapp images from gallery or to hide whatsapp videos from gallery though it can be easily done by third party apps that i am going to tell you here how to hide whatsapp images from gallery in android easily.

Note – The same procedure can be applied to hide Whatsapp Videos from Gallery in Android

How to Hide Whatsapp Images from Gallery in Android : Steps to Follow

You might have tried apps like Applock or Gallerylock but they basically block access to your entire gallery which raises doubts among others so it is better to go through the alternative way of hiding whatsapp images or whatsapp videos from gallery particularly. Therefore just follow the below step by step tutorial on how to hide whatsapp images from gallery in android.

Method – 1 :

  • First of all you need to install some file manager on your android device and I would advice you to use the popular ES File Explorer file manager app.

How to Hide Whatsapp Images from Gallery in Android

  • After installing the ES File Explorer just open the ES file explorer and go to the Whatsapp Directory.
  • Here inside the Whatsapp directory you need to create a .nomedia file that will be used to restrict the access to the Whatsapp directory from any other apps.
  • That’s it after creating the .nomedia file you will no longer see the Whatsapp images or Whatsapp videos in Gallery.

Method – 2 :

  • First of all you need to install some file manager on your android device and I would advice you to use the popular ES File Explorer file manager app.
  • After installing the ES File Explorer just open the ES file explorer and search for the Whatsapp media folder that would be found at Home > sdcard > Whatsapp > Media
  • Here Under Whatsapp Media folder you will see another Whatsapp Images folder after you open the media folder.
  • Now what you have to do is just add prefix ( . ) in front of the Whatsap images folder such that the folder name changes to .Whatsapp Images

Note – In order to rename the folder you have to long tap on the Whatsapp images folder and you will shortly seen an option for rename.

  • That’s it and now if you go to the gallery you will no longer see the Whatsapp images there.

What does prefix ( . ) do ?

This dot prefix basically hides the folder just like in linux operating system and android also runs on linux therefore here too the dot prefix just hides the folder and is thus not visible in the Gallery.

How to Get Back the Whatsapp Images in the Gallery ?

In order to see the whatsapp images once again in the gallery you just need to remove the dot prefix from the folders name which can be easily done by connecting your smartphone to a computer system.

Method – 3 :

You may also use Hush Gallery app that allows you to hide whatsapp images for absolutely free of cost though you need to purchase the app for hiding the videos.

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One thought on “How to Hide Whatsapp Images from Gallery in Android ?

  1. Very useful information. Thanks.

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