The latest WhatsApp update introduces a new storage management tool and disappearing messages feature
New reports from various media platforms claim that WhatsApp crosses the daily exchange of messages at over 100 billion. Looking at the numbers it is sure that millions of files will be transferred that require a large percentage of storage on your smartphone. Well, to overcome this, the company has now introduced a new storage management tool that helps WhatsApp users easily identify, review, and bulk delete content to free up storage capacity on their smartphones.
Earlier we reported that WhatsApp’s new beta for Android 22.214.171.124 build released previously announced Expiring Media and now the company has released it for a large bunch of users over the globe. The new feature allows users to delete an image, video, or GIF in the recipient’s smartphone, once he/she views the item. If you use Snapchat then you must be knowing how helpful this feature is. There is a new button called View Once. When the media is sent using this option, the recipient can view it just once.
Talking about the new storage management tool, it also makes it easier to spot and delete unnecessary files that were forwarded or shared multiple times. It was known that the redesigned storage management tool is rolling out for WhatsApp users worldwide this week will also offer various cleanup suggestions. When the new update lands on your smartphone, you can access the redesigned storage management tool by navigating to Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage on WhatsApp.
As spotted, the latest WhatsApp feature has a new storage bar at the top that indicates how much space is being used by your chats and media shared on WhatsApp. Moreover, the new update will also get a dedicated option to view media files that have been forwarded on the app. Furthermore, WhatsApp will also show files that are larger than 5MB. You can arrange these stories by size and review them before deleting them.
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