Why can't I see old WhatsApp photos?
Internal Memory > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images
Here you'll see all the images you've received in WhatsApp. There's a Sent folder inside this one that contains pictures you've sent. Browse through and see if your missing photos from WhatsApp are inside.
On Android, media files are automatically saved in your WhatsApp/Media/folder. If you have Internal Storage, the WhatsApp folder is located in your Internal Storage. If you do not have internal storage, the folder will be on your SD Card or External SD Card.
Enable Media Visibility Setting
If you are using an Android phone, your media visibility setting may be one reason why WhatsApp images and videos are not showing in Gallery. Once you download a photo or video from WhatsApp, it should be visible in your Gallery.
Once a message deletes, the only way to recover deleted photos or messages is if you have a backup on your phone. In this case, you can quickly restore it by using the WhatsApp reinstall method mentioned above. However, without a backup, restoring a message is a hit or miss.
By default, media downloaded in WhatsApp will be automatically downloaded to your photos. If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear, but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on. You can turn auto-download off in WhatsApp Settings > Storage and Data.
Follow the below steps to know as to why downloaded images don't appear in gallery. On your phone, go to your file manager. Click on the More options or the three vertical dots. Go to Settings >> turn on the toggle for Show hidden files.
If you choose to delete a photo, it will be deleted from your WhatsApp media. Deleted items may still be saved on your device. If you want to permanently delete the item, you need to delete it in your phone's storage as well.
The first step is to go to your phone settings, then select Applications, Application Manager and select WhatsApp. When you select WhatsApp, then select the option of clear data and open My Files on your phone. Now select Device Storage, Whatsapp and Databases. Then long-press on a file named: msgstore.
- Open the WhatsApp chat.
- Tap the contact's name.
- Tap Disappearing Messages.
- Select Off.
On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Photos . At the bottom, tap Library Find the folder under Photos on device. If available, open your device folders to find your missing item. If you want your device folder items to appear in your Photos tab, you can back them up automatically.