WhatsApp users can restore the Media Visibility for Android. Recently it has change changed the path to save the media file ( images, videos, GIFs, audio, document, and stickers) for Android. After the changes on the media path, most of the users are facing the issues. They are unable to see their media on WhatsApp. Users can easily fix this issue and able to see their media file on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps. You must be using WhatsApp to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. Recently it has started rolling out the New Archive feature. Now it changes the media path. But users can easily change the path and fix the issues. Today I am explaining to you about WhatsApp Media Visibility. Read this post till the end to know more about this.
WhatsApp restore Media Visibility
According to the WABetaInfo feature tracker of WhatsApp, most of the users are facing the issue that they are not able to see their media file on WhatsApp. But also a lot of users are facing another issue that they are not able to see their media file on their phone gallery. Users can easily fix these issues that they are facing. It seems that WhatsApp creates a new (.nomedia) file after moving media automatically. Due to this users are unable to see their media files.
How to fix the Media visibility issues?
First of all, you have to kill your phone gallery app. If you don’t know how to kill the app then you are read this to know. After this open your WhatsApp and be sure that you have enabled the media visibility option. To check that you have enabled this option or not then open your WhatsApp. Tap on the three dots and go to the setting options. After this go to the Chats option and then Turn on Media Visibility.
If you have done this then open your file manager app and check that you enabled the see hidden files option or not. If your phone default file manager didn’t have this option then use the File Explorer app. Go to the new WhatsApp media path once your file explorer app is able to see the hidden file. To go to the WhatsApp new path, you have to open your file explorer then go to the internal storage then go to the Android folder. After this go to the media folder and search the com.whatsapp folder.
Tap on the com.whatsapp folder and then open WhatsApp and after this Media folder. You will see the .nomedia file in the media folder you have to delete this .nomedia file. Open your phone Gallery and you are now able to see your media files once you deleted them.