What­sApp Will Soon Launch Stor­age Usage Man­age­ment Feature


Storage usage management feature on WhatsApp has been offered to iOS users for some time now and it might also be rolled over to Android soon as the feature is being tested in the beta version.

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Using the storage usage feature, users will now be able to view the amount of storage used by conversations with each of their contacts individually, including text messages and any form of media.

Earlier, users could only delete entire conversations along with the media files but now they will be able to delete each of these separately. Per se, you wish to delete the text conversation but wish to keep the media or vice-versa — that’s possible now.

How to Access the Storage Usage Feature?

Launch WhatsApp and access Settings from the ‘three-dot’ menu on the top-right of the app. Then tap on Data and storage usage.

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Next, open Storage usage and you’ll be shown a list of your conversations in descending order of file size. Open any conversation that you wish to sort and you’ll be shown values for the following:

The number of text messages, contacts, locations (without the file size), images, GIFs, video messages, audio messages, and documents (with file size).

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You’ll see Manage messages at the bottom of the window. Clicking on it will give you the option to selectively delete the values that you wish or delete the entire conversation.

This feature will be useful, especially to clear out useless media or conversations from large groups. Let’s say your office group has a lot of important information but also a lot of useless ‘troll’ images, videos or GIFs that don’t pique your interest. Then, this is a simple way to get rid of them without losing any of the important information.

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