The feature is available on the beta version for android users
After the successful run of Picture-in-picture feature, Whatsapp has launched a new feature that enables the user to free up the phone's storage without deleting everything in the app.
The beta version of the app comes with a storage management section to the app’s setting option.The new feature shows all the detailed information of all WhatsApp chats listed according to the size they are consuming. A user simply has to tap the conversation and they can know the storage space it consuming.The information is further complexed as media contents AND breaks-down showing the images, videos, audio, documents, and GIF along with the storage they are taking. The update is applicable to both individual and group chats including all the received media contents.
In order to clean the storage space, you simply have to download the Android beta version 2.17.340. Once the download is complete, go to the Settings→Data and Storage→Storage usage, a list of conversations will appear. A tap on the Manage Message button available at the bottom of the screen will let you select and delete the desired conversations. You can further clean the media files according to your wish, as the the chat further breaks down into media content section.
The newly added option is very helpful in deleting the group chats that is usually clogged with unnecessary media attachments that you never open again. The feature is already available on the iOS devices and now the company is testing the same for the Android users.
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