how to stop whatsapp media files

How To Stop Whatsapp Media Files: Video, Pictures from Auto Save to Phone Gallery

Number of smartphone users in the world are increasing everyday and they are popular today due to amazing features and cheap prices that are now becoming best budget for most young ones across the globe.

Smartphones are loved by people due to High speed Internet, higher and powerful camera output, clean photo shot, video calling, higher speed processor and RAM, high storage capacity, compatibility with different application programs, including web apps etc..

It has now become easy to get connected with our friends through social networking websites and messaging apps like Viber, WeChat, whatsapp, Telegram and many more. Some of these instant messaging apps have versions for PC, especially the most popular messaging apps. They can also be downloaded free on Google playstore, Apple store and other apk app directories.

Whatsapp messenger remains a popular app and one of the best messaging app people usually become addicted to and due to the latest features in the updated versions, including calling, Chatting, last seen, Document sharing, privacy choices etc.. for android, iPhone and web.

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Whatsapp messenger app also lowers our cost of telephone calling to our own relatives and friends. With the support of Whatsapp, you can send multiple pictures via WhatsApp on your android, enjoy unlimited sending of photo album on your iPhone, send many pictures on whatsapp from your PC.

Today, you can now send PDF file, images, video files from your PC to WhatsApp online, transfer photos from bluestacks to pc and also add pictures to bluestacks gallery from pc. However, these pictures are displayed with our regular pictures in gallery. These pictures confuse with our images that are important, hence, it’s good to learn how to disable auto save.

If you would like to prevent auto download WhatsApp media files on your  mobile phone, you should turn it off in order to stop WhatsApp from serving photos from chats and groups to your phone gallery. it’s the only best option. If you’re also frustrated from such pictures while visiting gallery. This guide is really for you since in this guide, we’re going to talk about about how to limit these pictures from appearing in your iPhone, Samsung and android phone Gallery.

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Steps To be Taken

Step 1: To hide WhatsApp photos, videos and other GIF files, launch the file manager application on your android device. Most smartphone have the app and if you want to use some other best android file manager apps, ES File Explorer, MK Explorer Root Explorer app, Solid Explorer app, Tetra Filer etc. Some are paid, with no ads and some you can download and use the free version with ads.

Step 2: Find where you WhatsApp Media folder is located with the file manager app. We can choose to have our media files on phone internal memory or external storage like flash drive. Check your SD directory and locate WhatsApp folder or you check your external memory on your phone if you’re using one and see if you have your WhatsApp media folder in the directory.

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Step 3: In the main WhatsApp Media folder you will find a sub folder called WhatsApp pictures, you can also find WhatsApp videos where you have those auto downloaded videos and GIFs from your WhatsApp chat history and group chat.

Step 4: Once you’ve located the folder, Rename the folder to .WhatsApp images. or as alternative, you can create a new sub folder as .nomedia file If you want to create new sub folder, just click on the addition sign button and select the file option.

After doing the aforementioned, you can now go to your phone Gallery and your Whatsapp folder would not be found there again. If you still have cache, just delete it and that’s all. To clear cache, go to your phone settings >>> App manager>>> click CLEAR CACHE and you’re done. You can now enjoy and save your phone from files that occupy the phone memory space.

10 thoughts on “How To Stop Whatsapp Media Files: Video, Pictures from Auto Save to Phone Gallery”

  1. I’m so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  2. WhatsApp normally download any picture sent to me on chat or even in groups but now successfully stopped and only save media manually, it used to be terrible before.

  3. I’m not able to stop whatsapp saving photos on my sony xperia gallery and I’ve used the same .nomedia trick of other android phones and worked

  4. I used to get hundreds of photos in my gallery weekly and can’t just figure out what caused it until you remind of this.

  5. Happy with these tips,been worried with how much images that are automatically downloaded on my phone. This nearly cause a problem for me sometime ago.

  6. Just applied your suggestion this morning and WhatsApp media don’t longer save to my android gallery

  7. I’ve wondered how to stop this in the past and even went to remove some friends on my WhatsApp but it seems easy to prevent automatic download of media on one’s phone.

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