Hide Whatsapp Media Files:- Whatsapp is the most used social media app around the world with over 1 billion registered users. It’s easy to use interface, navigation, cross platform support, mobile based registration and friend finder makes the app popular across student as well as working professionals. Despite of being the most popular app whatsapp still lacks number of upgrades and feature which downgrades the app ratings and review. Whatsapp has still gone through a long journey to hit the mark of being perfect app because currently there are lot of issues that need to be solved by the developer’s team and one of them is the issue of gallery files. If you are a whatsapp user that this problem might have hinder you once in a lifetime when someone opens your gallery section and found bunch of media files and few of the those media files should be something which might harm your reputation. That is why it is essential to hide your media files from other users.
Like facebook, whatsapp does not store media files on server instead it uses the device memory of users and stores the content and media files on it. That is why when you have to view any file send by the user you have to download it first but that does not seem to be the case in facebook. In facebook you can view the files directly as it arrives in thumbnail but it takes some time to stream the content. The advantage of file being stored on the server was you don’t need to download it on smartphone which will free up disk space but it will become disadvantage when you can’t access to internet but you need to view what’s inside the content. If you are being frustrated from the app to being download the media files automatically on your android phone then you should try the manually downloading option by changing the settings to manual downloading by going to Settings > Data & storage usage but in case you don’t want to spend your time for being downloading the content one by one then you should try Hide whatsapp media file method which is given below:-
How to Hide Whatsapp Media Files Stored in Gallery
The option to hide whatsapp media files is not available at the moment in your current version however you can join the beta version of the app in order to use this feature right now. Once you join the beta program an update will be available for you to download in few minutes or it might take an hour. When you installed the update on your phone then follow the step by step instruction to hide files on your android phone.
Hide All Media Files in Gallery
- At first open whatsapp and tap on three dot icon at the top right side of the page.
- Once you tap on three dots a drop down menu section will be appear tap on SETTINGS.
- On Settings page tap on option CHAT.
- Now scroll down to MEDIA VISIBILITY section and then untick SHOW MEDIA IN GALLERY.
Hide Media Files of Specific Person
- Open whatsapp and then tap on the person profile whose media files you want to hide.
- On Chat Page tap on the name of the person written on the title screen (Top Left Side of Chat Screen).
- Now scroll down and tap on Media Visibility section and then turn it to NO.
If you have face any kind of problem while using the method above or you need help in any topic just write down your query or question in comment section.