WhatsApp is rolling out a redesigned storage management tool to remove junk messages. The tool was spotted online earlier this year. The new storage management tool gives WhatsApp users the ability to manage storage on their phones. Through this, users can easily identify storage content and delete it in bulk. The tool also makes it easy to find and delete unnecessary files that were forwarded or shared multiple times using the instant messaging app.
Once the tool rolls out on the phone, one can access the redesigned storage management tool by going to ‘Storage’> ‘Storage & Data’> ‘Manage Storage’ in WhatsApp.
Earlier, WhatsApp used to list only chats under the ‘Storage Usage’ section, through which users could create some space on their phones. However, after the new changes, the experience has become better than before and now users can manage their phone storage in an easy way. Now through a new interface as a dedicated bar, this tool will show how much storage is being taken by WhatsApp media content along with other apps. There is also a dedicated option for viewing media files, which are forwarded multiple times through the app. It helps to find and delete unnecessary forward files easily.
The redesigned storage management tool lists files that are larger than 5MB in size. In addition, one will have the facility to sort files by size and preview them before deleting. The redesigned tool maintains the existing chat list, from where one can see threads that are taking up more storage.