Music players, such as Play Music, YouTube Music, and jetAudio, can automatically fetch audio files present on your device. It is beneficial for the user as there is no need to find music files and browse dozens of folders.

However, imagine yourself enjoying music, and suddenly, you encounter a WhatsApp voice message.

And the worst case is when you are enjoying music on an external audio device with someone else, and the player starts playing your private voice messages.

We are here with a few methods that can refrain Play Music and other players from playing and displaying WhatsApp audio.

Method #1 Create a .nomedia File

The simplest method for refraining Play Music from reading your WhatsApp audio files is using a .nomedia file in the directory. If you create such a file in WhatsApp's audio directory, Play Music or any other player will ignore the folder after seeing this file.

For this method, you need a file explorer or file manager to create the file inside the folder. Some Android devices have a built-in file manager, but you cannot use it to create a folder inside the WhatsApp directory. You need a file explorer application; you can check ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer, or similar apps for the method.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Audio Folder

Download ES File Explorer and open it. You need to find the WhatsApp directory. By default, it is stored in the internal storage of your device. But if you can't find it, just type "WhatsApp" in the search bar, and you will have the folder. Now, you need to go to WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Audio.

es explorer search whatsapp

Step 2: Create a File

Tap on the "+" button on the bottom right corner of the screen. You will see different options; tap on File.

es explorer create new file

Step 3: Name the File

Type the file name as ".nomedia". Tap on Create. That's all.

Note: Don't forget the period in the file name

es explorer nomedia file

Now, you can go to the Play Music app, and you won't find WhatsApp audio there.

Method #2 Copy the File!

If the previous method is not working on your device, you should try this method. It works well on almost all devices.

Have you ever thought about why your sent audio files are not displayed or played on Play Music? Your sent files are also stored on your device, but the folder is restricted, and Music Players do not consider its files as media files. We need to do the same with the folder where your received files are saved.

For this method, you need a file explorer. But not all file explorers can do the job effectively; therefore, we recommend Material Files. We need to find a hidden file in this method and then copy it to the WhatsApp audio directory.

Step 1: Find the WhatsApp Folder

Open Material Files. Type WhatsApp in the search bar and find the folder. Then, go to WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Audio>Sent.

Step 2: Find Hidden Files

Tap on the three dots icon on the top right corner. Tap on Show Hidden Files.

material files show hidden files

Step 3: Copy the File

After that, you will see a new file in the folder with the name ".nomedia". You need to copy this file. For that, tap on the three dots icon on the file and tap on Copy.

material files copy

Step 4: Paste the File

Go back to the WhatsApp Audio folder. You will see the Copying prompt at the bottom. Tap on it to paste the file.

material files paste

Now, you can go to Music Play and enjoy music without any disturbance. There won't be any WhatsApp audio files.

Method #3 Hide the Files!

You can also hide the audio files, and it will prevent them from appearing inside Play Music. After hiding the files, the folder will not be visible inside the file explorer. Thus, your private files are completely safe.

You need a file explorer that can hide files. We recommend using Solid Explorer for this method. Let's have a look at the steps.

Step 1: Open the App

Download Solid Explorer and open it.

Step 2: Search the Folder

Tap on the search icon. Search for WhatsApp and then go to WhatsApp>Media>WhatsApp Audio.

solid explorer search whatsapp

Step 3: Hide the Folder

You will see the WhatsApp Audio folder. Tap on it and hold it. Tap on the three dots icon at the bottom right corner. Tap on Hide.

solid explorer hide folder

Congratulations! The folder is hidden, so you won't see the audio files in any music player, and no one can access them using a file explorer.

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You will enter in the video editor, which is your play area. First, click the File menu, go to New Project and select the desired aspect ratio.

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Play Music and other media players read/fetch all audio files from the device, including the audio files you receive on WhatsApp. It is quite annoying to see WhatsApp audio files in the media player and listen to them when you are enjoying music. There is no need to play such audio files or display them in the media player; thus, we have shared three methods that can prevent it from happening. You can prevent music players from reading such files.

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