New WhatsApp update lets you free up your storage space without deleting messages

WhatsApp is making it easier for you to free up space on your phone without deleting everything and losing messages you care about, reported The Independent.

The app has built a new storage management section into its Settings menu on Android, allowing you to mass-delete specific types of messages from conversations, while saving others.

Conversations, particularly group chats, often get clogged up with silly multimedia attachments you’ll never look at again, which can eat into your handset’s storage.

This WhatsApp update, which was first spotted by Android Police, makes it easier to get that storage space back.

In the Android app, tapping Settings, Data and Storage Usage and Storage Usage will take you to a list of your conversations, ranked by how much space they’re taking up on your phone.

You can touch any of these conversations to see a detailed breakdown of all of the different types of messages – texts, images, GIFs, videos, audio, documents, locations, contacts – in the conversation.

As well as displaying exactly how many of these message types have been exchanged, the screen also shows you how much space each type of message is using up.

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