By Dylan twitter / Last update February 28, 2023

WhatsApp is one of the most popular social apps allowing users to send messages, stickers, photos, and videos to their friends. Sometimes you need the photos, videos on your WhatsApp conversaion but have no idea where is the WhatsApp photo Stored.

You can refer to this post, we will help you locate your WhatsApp Photos folder on your cell phone (iPhone & Android phone) and computer.


Where are WhatsApp Photos stored on iPhone & Android?

Actually, WhatsApp gives an option to automatically save photos to iPhone. And it usually is default enabled. There is a WhatsApp folder on your phone saving your WhatsApp photos.

• WhatsApp photo location on iPhone:

If you are using an iPhone, WhatsApp images can be easily viewed. Just go to the “Photos” app on your iPhone > Choose the Albums at the bottom > There a WhatsApp album. Open it you can get all your WhatsApp photos.

whatsapp photos iphone

• WhatsApp Photos location on Android:

WhatsApp will have a WhatsApp folder on the internal storage of your Android Phone. Go to “File Explorer” on “Files” app > Device Storage > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images.

android whatsapp photos folder

The WhatsApp images storage path varies according to different phone models and brands. You can also search for the WhatsApp Images folder on your phone.

Where are WhatsApp images store in PC?

WhatsApp can be also used on a computer. If you need WhatsApp Photos of your conversation, Follow the guide below.

• WhatsApp images folder location on PC:

If you are using a WhatsApp desktop app on your PC, your sent and received images and videos will be saved on cache or cookie files. Just open “My PC” or “This PC”. And navigate to


Here you can check the Cache files. And open the WhatsApp Image folder. If you don't find the WhatsApp Image folder, you can search with the search box.

whatsapp desktop app folder

As for users who use Chrome or browser to use WhatsApp, your downloaded photos will be saved in the Downloads folder. You can find the media in the default download folder or directory.

WhatsApp photos & videos are missing? How to find

Some users reported that they can’t find their WhatsApp on their phones. If you have the same problem, don’t worry, this is not a rare issue. Here we have some common tips to help you get back your missed WhatsApp photos.

Method 1. Toggle on the Save to Camera Roll

If you are an iPhone user, there is “Save to Camera Roll” option in WhatsApp settings. That will automatically save WhatsApp photos on iPhone. You may ever disable it to stop saving WhatsApp photos. You can toggle on and your WhatsApp media will be saved to your Photos app.

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone

2. Choose “Settings” > “Chat Settings” > Switch on the “Save to Camera Roll” / “Save Incoming Media option.  

enable save to camera roll

Method 2. Enable Media Visibility

When your WhatsApp photos is missing, it is probably because of the Media Visibility settings. It makes WhatsApp media files invisible. Follow the steps to see all the images.

Step 1. Run WhatsApp on your phone. Click the 3-dot at the top-right corner. 

Step 2. Tap "Settings" 

Step 3. Choose "Chat".

Step 4. In the Chat screen. Toggle on the Media visibility.

media visibility

Bonus tip: One-click to Backup WhatsApp photos to PC

WhatsApp photos matter to you. There are lots of issues causing your photos missing from your iPhone. So you may want to backup your WhatsApp to computer. 

You can back up WhatsApp via iCloud. There is no option to backup WhatsApp to a PC default. Actually, you can turn to FoneTool. It is a powerful iPhone backup software helping you back up all data from iPhone to PC. 

Besides, FoneTool also supports transferring WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad / iPhone. When you have a new iPhone, you can keep all your WhatsApp files. Now you can download this software, we will guide you on how to use this tool.

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One-click to bakcup WhatsApp to PC

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Windows PC. Run FoneTool. 

Step 2. Choose "Phone Backup" > Choose "Full Backup" > Click "Get Started" to run this feature.

full backup

Step 3. Choose a backup storage. Click "Start Backup".

start backup

Wait for the backup process to get finished. When you need the backup files, you can restore them to Backup History.


Now you have known where are WhatsApp Photos Stored in iPhone, Android phone, and computer. Generally, WhatsApp will automatically save your photos if you enable the auto photo-saving feature. If you can't find your WhatsApp photos, you can check the Media Visibility and Save to Camera Roll option on WhatsApp settings.

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