WhatsApp for Android gets Media Visibility feature, allows users to hide received content from gallery

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WhatsApp for Android has now been updated with Media Visibility feature enabling users toggling the feature for any specific chat. WhatsApp has rolled out Media Visibility feature sometime back, but the company removed it citing unknown reasons. Now, the feature has once again made available as part of the latest WhatsApp beta Android version 2.18.194. The Media Visibility feature gives a user the option to hide or show media received in the gallery.

While the ‘original’ Media Visibility feature could be accessed by selecting ‘Data and storage usage’ under ‘Settings’ menu, the new beta update now brings the option within Contact Info and Group Info. As per the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, the Media Visibility feature comes with three options to choose from ‘Default,’ ‘Yes’ and ‘No.’ Apparently to hide media content from a contact in phone’s gallery, users will have to select ‘Contact Info’ and then tap ‘No’ under Media visibility option. Users will have to perform a similar action in case they want to hide downloaded media from a group in the gallery.

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Earlier, the Media visibility feature reportedly allowed to hide downloaded content received from all the contacts list in the gallery. As per the WABetaInfo report, the latest WhatsApp beta version 2.18.194 is available for download via Google Play beta program. Alternately, users can download its APK file via APK mirror.