Have you ever had a problem where a video sent via WhatsApp doesn’t save in your phone’s gallery? Why does this happen? This article discusses the solution to that problem.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, used by millions of people to send and receive messages, including videos. However, there are several reasons why videos sent via WhatsApp are not automatically saved in your phone’s gallery.
Are you curious about the reasons behind this issue? This article will answer that question by explaining some possible causes and solutions to the problem of videos not saving in the WhatsApp gallery. Not only that, we will also discuss some alternatives that you can try if you are still experiencing the same problem.
Before we go any further, it’s important to note that each phone has a different operating system, such as Android and iOS, which may have slightly different ways of handling file storage and management. However, this article will try to summarize this issue in a general way that applies to most smart phones.
Causes of Videos Not Saving in Gallery
1. WhatsApp Privacy Settings
First of all, check the privacy settings on WhatsApp. Sometimes, WhatsApp privacy settings can affect the placement of videos you receive in your phone’s gallery. Make sure that the “Media Visibility” setting in WhatsApp is set to display media in the gallery. Otherwise, the videos you receive will not be automatically saved in the gallery.
2. Full Internal Storage
If your phone’s internal storage is full, then videos sent via WhatsApp will not be saved in the gallery. Check the storage settings on your phone and delete unnecessary files or move files to external storage to make room for the video to be saved in the gallery.
3. Unsupported Video Formats
Sometimes, videos sent via WhatsApp may use file formats that are not supported by your phone’s gallery. Some commonly used video formats, such as MKV or AVI, will not display in the gallery without a suitable third-party video player. You can try installing a compatible video player app to view videos that are not visible in the gallery.
4. Gallery Cache Issues
Damaged or corrupt gallery cache can also be the cause of unsaved videos in the gallery. Try clearing the gallery cache in your device settings or restarting your phone to resolve this issue.
5. Limited Access Permission
Your phone may not grant proper access permissions for WhatsApp to save files to the gallery automatically. Make sure WhatsApp has the necessary access permissions to save files in the gallery. You can go to your phone settings and check the app permissions to make sure everything is set correctly.
6. Video Quality is Too High
Very high quality videos can take up a lot of storage space, especially if your phone has low specifications. If the video sent via WhatsApp is of very high quality, your phone may not have enough storage space left to save the video, so it won’t automatically save.
7. Error in WhatsApp App
Sometimes, this issue can be caused by a technical glitch in the WhatsApp app itself. Make sure you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp and try clearing the app’s cache and data, or even reinstalling the app, if the issue persists.
Solution to the Video Not Saving in Gallery Problem
1. Check WhatsApp Privacy Settings
The first step to solving this problem is to make sure your WhatsApp privacy settings are correct. Make sure the “Media Visibility” setting is set to show media in the gallery. The trick is to open WhatsApp, go to Settings & Account & Privacy, and make sure the “Media Visibility” option is set to display media.
2. Clear Internal Storage
If your internal storage is full, you need to clean it up. Delete unnecessary files or move files to external storage. By leaving enough space in the internal storage, videos sent via WhatsApp will be automatically saved in the gallery.
3. Use a Third-Party Video Player App
If the video format is not supported by your phone’s gallery, you can install a third-party video player app that matches the format. Video player apps like MX Player or VLC can help you to view videos that are not visible in the gallery.
4. Clear Gallery Cache
If the issue is caused by a corrupt or damaged gallery cache, try clearing the gallery cache in your device settings. Go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps, select the gallery app, and clear the gallery cache.
5. Check Access Permissions
Make sure WhatsApp has the necessary access permissions to save files in the gallery. Check the app permissions in your phone settings and make sure the access permission for WhatsApp is enabled.
6. Reduce Video Quality
If your phone’s specifications are low, you can try reducing the quality of the videos you send via WhatsApp. Choose a compression option or lower quality settings when sending videos to make them easier to save in the gallery.
7. Update or Reinstall WhatsApp
If none of the above solutions work, try updating the WhatsApp app to the latest version. If the problem still persists, try clearing the app’s cache and data, or even reinstalling WhatsApp to fix the issue.