As you must have noticed, WhatsApp saves Photos and Videos to the Photo Gallery on your Android Phone. In case you find this annoying, it is possible to Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android Phone.
Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android
The default setting in WhatsApp is to automatically download and save all received Photos and Videos to the Photo Gallery on your Android Phone or Tablet.
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, WhatsApp saving photos to Gallery can potentially land you in an embarrassing situation, if WhatsApp ends up saving improper photos on your Android Phone.
This is especially possible if you are a member of WhatsApp Group and someone in the Group decides to share an inappropriate Photos or Video in the Group.
Hence, we are providing below the steps to Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android Phone or Tablet.
1. Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos to Gallery on Android Phone
Follow the steps below to stop WhatsApp Saving photos to Gallery on Android Phone or Tablet
1. Open WhatsApp on your Android Phone and 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 the Chats screen, turn OFF the Media Visibility option.
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 hide all previously received WhatsApp Photos and Videos by following steps as provided in this guide: How to Hide WhatsApp Photos and Videos in Gallery.