It is possible to Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android Phone, in case you do not want the Photos Gallery to be filled with unwanted WhatsApp Photos.
Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android
The default setting in WhatsApp is to automatically download and save all the received Photos and Videos to the Photo Gallery on your Android Phone.
As you can imagine, this default setting can result in your Photo Gallery being flooded with all kinds of unwanted WhatsApp Photos and Videos.
Apart from cluttering the Photo Gallery, there is also the possibility of inappropriate WhatsApp Photos ending up in the Photo Gallery and landing you in an embarrassing situation.
This usually happens when you are a member of WhatsApp Group and someone in the Group decides to share an inappropriate Photo or Video with group members.
Hence, we are providing below an easy way to prevent WhatsApp Photos and Videos appearing in the Photo Gallery of your Android Phone.
1. Prevent WhatsApp Photos From Appearing in Gallery
Follow the steps below to prevent WhatsApp photos and Videos from appearing in the Photo Gallery of your Android Phone or Tablet.
1. Open WhatsApp on your Android Phone > tap on 3-dot menu icon located at the top right corner of your screen.
2. From the drop-down menu, tap on the Settings option.
3. On the Settings screen, tap on Chats option.
4. On Chats screen, disable Media Visibility option by moving the toggle to OFF position.
After this you will no longer find WhatsApp saving Photos to the Photo Gallery on your Android Phone.
However, this setting only applies to new Chats and does not hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos that were previously received on your device.
You can totally hide all previously received WhatsApp Photos by following steps as provided in this guide: How to Hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos in Gallery.