WhatsApp Rolls Out New Storage Management Tool

WhatsApp is rolling out a new and improved way to manage storage in the app, helping users identify, select and bulk delete GIFs, photos, and videos that may be filling up their phone.

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The new tool groups together large files and media that has been forwarded many times, sorting files by size in descending order, and providing a way to preview files before deleting them. Users can also see a preview of media before selecting one or multiple files to delete.

The new storage management interface is rolling out globally this week. Users will be able to navigate to the new tool by going to Settings -> Data and Storage Usage -> Manage Storage.


In a related development that could also bear on storage, WhatsApp is reportedly bringing a disappearing messages feature to the popular chat platform soon. According to WABetaInfo, the feature will allow users to set all new messages in a chat to expire after seven days.

Top Rated Comments

Farsider Avatar
17 weeks ago
All we want next is WhatsApp to be a unified cross platform messenger on any device......not something that's stuck on a Phone.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
17 weeks ago
iMessage needs something like this. The attachments are a MESS and a reason I stopped using iCloud Messages. Why is there no DELETE ALL button?? It’s a pain in the ass to remove all attached images from a conversation and then it shows you different storage / images in the message app itself compared to the settings app and also I don’t like that you can’t automatically save all received images to the camera roll. I always end up wondering like hmmmm did I already save them and can I delete them from messages?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TwoBytes Avatar
17 weeks ago
But no iPad app yet?

EDIT: That works without the need for the phone connection like other messaging apps.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaworskimatt Avatar
17 weeks ago

Facebook would go bankrupt if they ported WhatsApp to iPad /s
WhatsApp is FaceBook, and they are planning to merge Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram private messages into one platform.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaworskimatt Avatar
17 weeks ago

Everybody in my social circle uses iMessage, FB messenger, and Snapchat
Lots of my friends have Androids, so iMessage is not an option - I don't use it at all, because I prefer to have one app - lucky enough everyone in my circle does use WhatsApp.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EmotionalSnow Avatar
17 weeks ago

It is a unified cross platform messenger. It is available on both Android phones and iPhones.
Except you have to have your phone with you to use it on the web or a computer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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