WhatsApp Working on New Storage Usage Tools to Help Clean Up Large Files, Memes

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INTRO: While we are eagerly expecting WhatsApp to implement multi-device support to allow us to log into multiple devices directly, the messaging giant is additionally performing on a slew of other new useful features. One of these is a revamped storage usage section that will allow users to better understand the storage used by WhatsApp chats, memes, and other files on their smartphones.

Spotted by reliable WhatsApp-centric tipster WABetaInfo, this feature has been within the works for the past few months. It was pretty bare-bones back in June but it now seems to be taking shape.

The existing storage usage section (on the left) segregates the texts, media, and other files on the idea of every conversation. This means if you’ve got a myriad of active chats, then you’ll need to look around all of them to delete memes/videos and free space.

The redesigned section (on the right) will take a more direct approach and display a storage bar at the highest. It will offer you a thought of what proportion of your phone storage is getting used for WhatsApp files. This can be an eye-opener or many that wish to hoard motivational videos, morning messages, and memes on their phones.

Next, WhatsApp will provide you with a replacement ‘suggested clean up’ feature. It will see you review forwarded and enormous files to delete them and release some precious space. You will still have the chat view at the end, but it will now be appended with a search feature. This means you’ll be ready to search and pack up files from select conversations. The one you see at the highest obviously takes the foremost storage on your device.

This feature is currently in development and not available in either the stable or beta WhatsApp build. We also don’t have a timeline for its rollout, so stay tuned for more updates on this handy feature. It will be really useful for users with limited phone storage.

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