WhatsApp update: This new feature will save a lot of space on your mobile, find out how

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Published: September 19, 2017 3:23:02 PM

WhatsApp has made it easier for its users to free up memory on your mobile and that too without deleting important messages or data.

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WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging app for a reason. The Facebook-owned mobile application has been introducing many new features recently. The platform already has 1.3 billion users worldwide and in India itself, it boasts of 200 million users. With more new features directly impacting the consumer, is going to make it a one-stop messaging app for everyone soon. When it comes to the latest update, WhatsApp has made it easier for its users to free up memory on your mobile and that too without deleting important messages or data. The messaging app has basically built a new storage management option on the Settings menu for your Android smartphones. This new feature will enable users to mass delete some particular kind of messages from WhatsApp and leave the ones you care about.

When it comes to memory, it has been seen that forwards sent on group chats particularly take up a lot of space. We have a lot of groups on our WhatsApp accounts, but we mostly do not open the pictures and jokes sent on them. These messages specifically take up a huge amount of memory on the handset. According to a report spotted by Android Police, now WhatsApp allows you to get these kinds of memory spaces back on your devices. While the new feature has been seen on Android smartphones, the option has been available for quite some time for iOS users. However, it should be noted that the latest feature is currently available only on the WhatsApp Beta version. You can either sign up to be a Beta tester for WhatsApp or you can wait for the next update to be available.

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How does the WhatsApp’s new feature work? In order to check out the latest WhatsApp storage feature, on your Android smartphone, go to the Settings menu. Now, you need to click on Data and Storage Usage. Tapping on this option will take you to a list of conversations you have made on the app. This list automatically ranks the conversations based on the memory space they take. This makes it easier for us to sort out the things we should delete.

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Once, you go through the ranked list, you can click on any of the conversations. This will give you a better-detailed breakdown of various types of messages, including text, pictures, videos, gifs, locations, documents and more. The feature also displays the exact amount of space each message is eating up. All you need to do now is to click on the Manage Messages button present at the bottom. You can use it to delete messages easily.

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