WhatsApp is launching a redesigned storage management tool to delete spam. The tool was discovered online earlier this year. The new storage management tool can help WhatsApp users easily identify, view and delete content in batches to free up storage capacity on their phones. The tool also makes it easier for you to find and delete unnecessary files that have been forwarded or shared multiple times using instant messaging applications. The redesigned storage management tool will be launched this week for WhatsApp users around the world and will also provide various cleanup suggestions.
How to use WhatsApp storage management tool
After the tool is launched on your phone, you can access the redesigned storage management tool in the following ways: Set value > Storage and data > Manage storage On WhatsApp.
Previously, WhatsApp only listed chats under the “Storage Usage” section. Through these chats, users can free up some space on their phones. However, the new changes display new content by providing a brand new interface with a dedicated bar to show how much storage space is consumed by WhatsApp media content and other apps. There is also a dedicated option to view media files that have been forwarded multiple times through the app. This helps to easily find and remove unnecessary forwarded files.
The redesigned storage management tool will also list files larger than 5MB. In addition, you will be able to sort files by size and preview them before deleting. The redesign will retain the existing chat list, from which you can find threads that are consuming more storage space.
In addition, WhatsApp also provides a way to directly notify users through the message at the top of the chat when the storage space is almost full. Users can click on the message to quickly access the redesigned storage management tool.
The first signs of the redesigned storage management tool appeared in June, when it was discovered that WhatsApp had added specific options for deleting large files and forwarding content. However, it was discovered that the Facebook-owned company made a further update to the “Storage Usage” section in August. The redesigned storage management tool also reached the final test of the WhatsApp beta in late September.
Since WhatsApp is not limited to high-end or mid-range smartphones with more storage space, and is even used on entry-level devices, the new update may help solve the mass storage problem. It may also help the app retain its user base, as some users often complain that the app causes phone performance issues-mainly affecting the phone’s internal storage.
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