How to Prevent Whatsapp Images Saving in Phones’ Gallery

Here we shall be showing you How to Prevent Whatsapp Images Saving in Phones’ Gallery, Nowadays, Whatsapp has become the mostly used mobile application for sending and receiving files. Most users are on the consensus that the best feature of Whatsapp is its ability to send and receive images.

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It is also a common sense that users have adopted this medium for sending and receiving confidential documents like images and videos.

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Then, the pathetic story is that these images and videos are automatically saved in our phones’ gallery once we view them in our Whatsapp platform. There is no guarantee that you are the only one that views the images and videos on your gallery.

So, to be on the safe side, you may need to stop all the images and videos that you consider private from being saved in the gallery.

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To avoid stories that touch, especially for those married but single folks, daddy and mummy pets. I will show you two majors way you can stop your Whatsapp images from automatically showing on the gallery.

How to Prevent Whatsapp Images from saving in your phone

  1. Create a File in the Whatsapp Folder

  • Download file explorer. Incase your phone don’t have it. Get it from Google Play Store.
  • Open the file manager.
  • Click on Whatsapp folder.
  • Click on media.
  • Create a .nomedia

Once this ‘.nomedia’ file is created, all Whatsapp images and videos will automatically be stored in it instead of your phones’ gallery. N/B: To view the images and videos once again from your phones’ gallery, you only need to go back and delete the file from the folder.

  1. Stop Whatsapp from Sending Images and Videos to Your Gallery by Default.

Do you want Whatsapp to make hiding photos and videos from the gallery the default option for all chats?

  • Tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner of your Whatsapp main screen.
  • Tap “Settings,” then select “Chats.”
  • Then, make sure that “Show media gallery” is deactivated under Media visibility to ensure this option becomes the default for all of your chats.

3. Prevent Whatsapp Images from saving by Turning off Auto-download

Another step to Prevent Whatsapp Images from saving in your phone gallery is to turn off automatic image and video download in your whatsapps. to do that:

  • Open your whatsapp
  • Tap the overflow icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner of your Whatsapp main screen.
  • Tap “Settings,” then select “Chats.”
  • Select “Data and Storage Usage
  • under “Media auto-download” , “when using mobile data” un-check all the options. You can leave documents option if you want whatsapp documents to be downloaded automatically.
  • Under “when connected to wifi” do the same by un-checking the photos, Audio and Video options.

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I hope this is informative, please share with your friends.

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