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How to prevent WhatsApp photos and videos from saving on your phone gallery

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How to prevent WhatsApp photos and videos from saving on your phone gallery

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.

It may be handy, in some cases but if you don’t want your smartphone to store photos sent to you on WhatsApp in the Gallary as they take up space and anyone could just open your gallery and look at the pictures invading your privacy. If you really want to stop Gallery saving your WhatsApp files, how can you stop this happening on your Android smartphone? Let’s find out a simple hack we have compiled for you.

Step 1

Download a File manager, if you don’t have it installed already, then you can get one on the Google Play store. Once you’ve downloaded it, open it.

Step 2
Browse through your phone files till you get to WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Images

Step 3prevent WhatsApp photos and videos from saving on your phone gallery Create a file called “.nomedia” in that folder, the full stop at the front is necessary, it won’t work without it.

NB: Repeat step 2 and step 3 for the video folder as well eg. WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Videos

Step 4
Save and exit the file manager

Step 5
You will now see that your WhatsApp files are hidden from your Gallery.

Step 6
If you wish to undo this and see your files again, just go back to the File manager app and delete the .nomedia file

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