Hide WhatsApp group photos and videos from gallery

Step 1: The Media Visibility feature is available on WhatsApp beta version 2.18.194. So to use it, you have to be a beta user, or else wait until the proper build starts rolling out on Play Store.

Step 2: Update your WhatsApp to the latest version (2.18.194). Or you can download the APK file from APK mirror.

Step 3: Open your WhatsApp and go to the Contact Info and Group Info from the chat interface.

Step 4: On the info page select the Make Visibility option, and it will prompt a dialogue box.

Step 5: By default, the option to see the newly downloaded media file on phone gallery will be ‘Yes’. To hide WhatsApp media files, you can select ‘No’ option and tap on ‘OK’.

Step 6: From here on, all your WhatsApp media file from the particular contact or group will appear on the app or in the file explorer app (under WhatsApp> Media> WhatsApp Images> Private), but not in your phone’s gallery.

The process will stop new files from showing up in the gallery, but any old media file that’s already made its way to your phone’s gallery won’t disappear.