How to hide whatsapp images from gallary?


kaziTuHiN

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Hi

I want to hide my whatsapp images from gallery.
I added .nomedia file on whatsapp folder.
But whatsapp images still showing on my gallery.

How can i hide my whatsapp images from gallery app?


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Device: poco f3
Rom: xiaomi.eu 22.5.11
Root: yes
 

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LOLO9393

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Hi

I want to hide my whatsapp images from gallery.
I added .nomedia file on whatsapp folder.
But whatsapp images still showing on my gallery.

How can i hide my whatsapp images from gallery app?


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Device: poco f3
Rom: xiaomi.eu 22.5.11
Root: yes
Best uninstall Whatsapp! lol
 

kaziTuHiN

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you are on a custom rom forum and we enjoy fun,,,,but not whatsapp forum
I used .nomedia before (on official rom). Then it worked.
But now it's not working.
So i don't think i need to go to whatsapp forum.

I don't even think you know how .nomedia work.
 

LOLO9393

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I used .nomedia before (on official rom). Then it worked.
But now it's not working.
So i don't think i need to go to whatsapp forum.

I don't even think you know how .nomedia work.
sure somebody here is going to help you. no worry.
 
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Schwarzzu

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If you were to root, you could install storage isolation module, can white/blacklist locations an app would see, including the gallery app. Seems like overkill for just one app, but there is a way.
 
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kaziTuHiN

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If you were to root, you could install storage isolation module, can white/blacklist locations an app would see, including the gallery app. Seems like overkill for just one app, but there is a way.
Thank you. Wi'll try soon
 

TuxLin

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Hi
I want to hide my whatsapp images from gallery.
I added .nomedia file on whatsapp folder.
But whatsapp images still showing on my gallery.
How can i hide my whatsapp images from gallery app?
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Device: poco f3
Rom: xiaomi.eu 22.5.11
Root: yes
It is not even necessary to be Root to do what you want.
You should go to your Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/ directory.
There, you'll find several WhatsApp XXXXXXXXX folders where each "XXXXXXXX" can be "Images", "Documents", "Video" and so on.
Into each of them you must add a .nomedia file.
It is possible that you'll still see the images in the gallery after doing this. If this happens, then clear Gallery data.
 
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kaziTuHiN

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It is not even necessary to be Root to do what you want.
You should go to your Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/ directory.
There, you'll find several WhatsApp XXXXXXXXX folders where each "XXXXXXXX" can be "Images", "Documents", "Video" and so on.
Into each of them you must add a .nomedia file.
It is possible that you'll still see the images in the gallery after doing this. If this happens, then clear Galley data.
I did exactly same thing (add .nomedia on whatsapp xxxxx folder.)
But it still showing in gallery.

& there is no option to clear gallery data.
 

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katerpanne

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I did exactly same thing (add .nomedia on whatsapp xxxxx folder.)
But it still showing in gallery.

& there is no option to clear gallery data.
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For new photos / videos:
Whatsapp -> tap on 3-dot menu icon and select Settings -> Chats -> move the toggle next to Media Visibility to OFF position
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Quick and dirty
rename whatsapp_xxx_folder -> .whatsapp_xxx_folder
Whatsapp will create a new whatsapp_xxx_folder
move the toggle next to Media Visibility to OFF position
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.nomedia solution (not tested)
- copy ".nomedia" file from "/sdcard/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes"
- paste it into "/sdcard/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/YOUR_FOLDER"

clear the cache from Gallery
delete "/sdcard/Android/data/com.miui.gallery/files/gallery_disk_cache/small_size"
delete "/sdcard/Android/data/com.miui.gallery/files/gallery_disk_cache/full_size"
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