Mind-blowing WhatsApp tip helps free up storage without deleting messages

A SMART WhatsApp tip can help you quickly free up storage on your phone, and you don’t have to delete messages.

Going through messages and deleting all the things you no longer need is an overwhelmingly boring task.


WhatsApp users can quickly delete all the things contained in a chatCredit: Getty

But there is a nifty solution and it takes a few seconds to complete.

WhatsApp users can delete all messages, photos, videos, GIFs, contacts, locations, voice messages, documents, and stickers from each chat.

They can choose what they want to keep and what they want to get rid of.

For iOS and Android users the process is the same:

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Settings > Storage & data > Manage storage > Select contact > Manage > Select

Then check the appropriate boxes next to what you want to delete.

Tap on the trash can and they are gone.

You can also sort the files that are taking up the most space, either newest or oldest, by touching the circle in the lower left corner after touching the contact.

Users can also see which files are larger than 5MB and which files have been forwarded multiple times.

Again, the process is the same for iOS and Android users.

Settings > Storage & data > Manage storage.

In the Review and delete items section, you can click the Over 5MB tab or the Forwarded tab multiple times and then select the ones you want to delete.

They can also be sorted by tapping on the circle in the bottom left corner.

The tips come after tech sleuths found a hidden hack that can help you cut down on your usage when using the app.

We previously revealed how you can read your WhatsApp messages without your friends knowing with this nifty trick.

Or why not take a look at our list of awesome WhatsApp tricks added in 2022 that you might have missed.

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The popular app has implemented dozens of changes this year, so we found the top three updates to look out for.

And there are more fun features coming in 2023, so check out what WhatsApp is cooking up.

Users can also sort the files that take up the most space, the newest or the oldest.


Users can also sort the files that take up the most space, the newest or the oldest.Credit: Getty

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