December 4, 2021
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WhatsApp wants to make it easier to manage space used by the App

The widely used and Facebook owned chatting Application ‘WhatsApp’ is reportedly redesigning the Storage Usage section of its chat app, with a list of options to let you easily organise your storage and delete unnecessary files that were forwarded or shared through the app. I know many of you have faced a problem of storage mostly on low end phones and had the option of deleting one 1 by 1 all unnecessary things in chats to clear space, well the chatting app has a promising better solution. While the messaging app is yet to enable the new storage tools for its users, a screenshot has been leaked online to give a hint at what’s cooking up behind the scenes. The redesigned Storage Usage section is likely to come to the WhatsApp for Android app in the coming days. However, iPhone users are also likely to receive a similar treatment at a later stage.

To give us a glimpse of the redesigned Storage Usage section, WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo has shared the screenshot that shows multiple new offerings in place. It has a storage bar at the top that offers details about the portion of space consumed by the media files shared over WhatsApp. Further, the screenshot shows a Suggested clean up option that lists forwarded and large files in a thumbnail view to help users review and delete them to free up some space.

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WhatsApp’s redesigned Storage Usage section would show forwarded and large files in a thumbnail view
Photo Credit: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp was previously spotted redesigning its Storage Usage section with dedicated Large files and Forwarded files options in June. However, it appears that since the earlier design wasn’t that interactive, the Facebook-owned company may have decided to bring a thumbnail view to it

The screenshot also shows that apart from the redesigning, the Storage Usage section would retain the existing view of listing individual chats – arranged as per their storage size. It also suggests a search functionality in place to let users search for any particular chat in the list.

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