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How to Restore Media Visibility on WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp is a terrific way to communicate with friends and family via instant messaging. Among other things, it allows you to share documents, photos, and videos. WhatsApp has modified the location on the device where pictures, videos, GIFs, audio, documents, and stickers can be saved. Following this modification, many users reported that they were unable to view their media on WhatsApp. However, if you are facing the issue, there is an easy way to Restore Media Visibility on WhatsApp for Android.

The blurred thumbnail with a download button will appear in place of the deleted media file. WhatsApp appears to automatically produce a .nomedia file after relocating media, thus you won’t be able to see it following the path change.

How to Restore Media Visibility on WhatsApp for Android

Here we share two ways to Restore Media Visibility on WhatsApp for Android. You can either change the Media visibility setting from the WhatsApp app or you can delete the .nomedia file from the file manager. Check how to fix WhatsApp images not showing in Gallery issue on Android from below.

Method 1 – Enable Media Visibility in WhatsApp

With this method, you can enable the media visibility setting from the WhatsApp app. After enabling this setting all your media will be visible.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Click on menu options (three-dot in the top right)
  3. Tap on Settings and click on chat.
  4. Enable the toggle in front of Media Visibility.
  5. Once enabled, you should be able to see your media on the photo gallery app.

Method 2 – Delete the .nomedia File

WhatsApp automatically creates a .nomedia file after moving media. So the easiest way to fix this issue is to delete the .nomedia file from that folder.

  1. Open the File Manager on your phone.
  2. Now enable the option Show Hidden Media Files and return to internal storage on your phone
  3. Head over to the WhatsApp -> Media -> WhatsApp Images.
  4. Delete a file named .nomedia.
  5. Done!

Wrapping Up: Restore WhatsApp Media Visibility

If you’re having trouble seeing your media on WhatsApp due to a media bug, try the options listed above. Have any questions? Do let us know that in the comments below. Stay connected with us via Facebook and Twitter to read more such helpful posts.

Sumit Bahl
Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and Tech, his favorite past time is playing video games and binge-watching TV Series.



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