WhatsApp has a Media Visibility feature which if disabled, hides the media files from phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage.
But WhatsApp still has to store media in some location, otherwise how would it show in chats. I am able to access the media while scrolling through a whatsapp chat, even while offline, so the media is definitely getting stored somewhere on my phone. Can I access this location? I have to access many media files that whatsapp must have downloaded somewhere on my phone.
I am using parallel whatsapp on my One Plus 5 android phone. It creates a "999" directory under emulated.