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[Solved] Whatsapp Images Not Showing in Gallery

WhatsApp allows the user to send media like images, videos, audio, and documents from a smartphone. But sometimes it is embarrassing when you receive some NSFW images and it suddenly appears in your gallery. This will be the worst-case when you forget to delete that media and your kids are seeing it from your Gallery.

Whatsapp Images in Phone Gallery

You can disable auto-downloading media from the WhatsApp setting, but this will not be the solution. The easiest solution is to hide WhatsApp media from your phone gallery. Sometimes you want to show it in your gallery but you are looking for the option to show WhatsApp media in your Gallery.

Here in this tutorial, we will help you with both the settings that let you show or hide WhatsApp media from your Android phone gallery.

Follow the steps to hide or show WhatsApp Media in Gallery.

  • Open “WhatsApp” & Go to “Settings”
  • Select the “Chats” option from there.

Hide WhatsApp Media in Phone Gallary

Here you will see Media Visibility option at the last as shown in the image below. WhatsApp Media in Gallary

Check that box if you want to show your WhatsApp Media like Photos, and videos in your Phone’s Gallery.

If you want to hide your WhatsApp media from your smartphone’s gallery, just uncheck the box and refresh the gallery. You will see the media you have received in your WhatsApp will be hidden.


Hiding/Showing Individual Chat Media from Gallery

If you want to hide or show media from an individual or specific person, you can also do that. Just follow the steps below to do so.

Open WhatsApp & Select Chat/Person/Group which Media you want to hide. Now you will see the Media Visibility option.WhatsApp Media in Phone Gallary

Tap on Media Visibility Option to select your option. Here it will show the default value selected.

Default – If you have selected hide, it will be No by default. If you have selected Show, it will be yes by default.
Yes – indicates that your media is visible in your phone gallery
No – Indicates that your media is not visible in your phone’s gallery.

If it is very important when you have any specific group sharing adult images or adult videos on it. You can disable those specific groups/person’s WhatsApp media in the Gallery using the above tutorial.


We hope this tutorial on hiding or showing media from your smartphone’s gallery has helped you. If you have any questions about this topic, you may feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.