1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    any photo i view either on whatsapp or messenger saves to my photo gallery, is there anyway to stop this? ive turnes off auto download on whatsapp etc and have an app to hide the whatsapo folder but this hasnt worked.
    03-15-2018 09:58 AM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    whatsapp can't view a pic without having it on the actual pone storage.
    but messenger you can turn off this feature in the settings.
    03-21-2018 04:22 PM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    "Gallery" is not a location, it is a picture viewing app.

    If you want the WhatsApp photos not added to the media database for all picture viewing apps to see, using a file browser app, put a ".nomedia" file in the WhatsApp folder. This may have side effects I am not remembering.
    Thacy likes this.
    03-21-2018 09:58 PM
  4. Thacy's Avatar
    WhatsApp officially recommends the ".nomedia" solution, and it works for me.
    There are also several similar ways to achieve the same goal, though adding ".nomedia" is one of the easiest.
    03-21-2018 11:39 PM

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