WhatsApp released a new version for Android devices, which introduced a redesigned “Storage ” section for testing. Some screenshots showing the update appeared on the Internet last month. The WhatsApp 2.20.201.9 beta version for Android is the first released version that will give you a glimpse of the redesigned “Storage Usage” section so that users can manage their storage more easily. This section includes a modern storage bar that details the space occupied by WhatsApp media files. You can also view large files through the app.

As reported by the WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the updated Android WhatsApp beta version is slowly bringing a redesigned Storage Usage section to Beta . However, this feature is not available to all Beta testers from the beginning.

The redesigned “storage usage” part was initially leaked by the feature tracker in June and reached its current state last month. It comes with a modern storage bar at the top, which details the portion of space consumed by media files shared via WhatsApp.There is also a specific list of forwarded files and large files below Set value > Data and storage usage > Storage space usage > Recommended to clean up Options.

Users can sort forwarded files and large files according to date or size. This update can also help users quickly delete unimportant forwarded files and files that take up a lot of phone storage space.

WhatsApp will launch a redesigned “Storage Usage” section for Beta testers before the public release
Image source: WABetaInfo

The “Storage usage” section also lists individual chats and groups-arranged according to their storage size. There is also a function that allows users to find any specific chat or group from the list.

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WhatsApp has not provided any details on when the redesigned “Storage Usage” section will be released to users. However, if you are using the Beta version on your Android device, you can find updates through Play or the latest version from the APK Mirror side.

It must be noted that the redesigned “Storage Usage” section was initially not applicable to all Beta testers and is slowly rolling out through the WhatsApp 2.20.201.9 beta. Therefore, even if you quickly update the Beta version on your phone, you may not get a new experience.


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