WhatsApp bulk delete feature arrives, here is how to use it

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that will help the users manage their storage well.
  • WhatsApp was rumored to be working on this feature for quite some time now.
  • WhatsApp will start rolling out this feature to Android and iOS users.

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that will help the users manage their storage well. The messaging app on Tuesday announced a new feature that would let users delete bulk items and free up space. WhatsApp was rumored to be working on this feature for quite some time now and it has finally made it official for users.

Announcing the new feature on Twitter, WhatsApp tweeted from its official handle. “We’ve made it easy to review, bulk delete items and free up space. This new storage management tool can be found in Settings > Storage and Data > Manage Storage.” WhatsApp also shared a video of how the feature will work.

In the video, it can be seen that the user is notified with a ‘storage almost full’ banner on the top of their chat window when they hit the maximum limit. If you tap on the storage full banner, you will be taken to the Manage Storage section. The Manage screen will show which media has taken up how much space and other types of content.

Here is how you can use the feature

— Open your app and Go to Settings

— Go to manage Storage and data

— Then tap on Manage storage

Users will also get separate sections that will show the space taken up by forwarded messages and files that are larger than 5MB. This would make it easier for users to get rid of stuff that is absolutely non-essential. WhatsApp will also display how much space each chat on a contact list has taken up.
Users can free up space files, media and even messages by tapping on the select all option.

However, a user needs to remember that the media that they are deleting from their app would remain on their phones. This feature only helps up in cleaning up the app storage and not the phone storage. So if there is something that you want to delete from your phone, you will have to do it manually. WhatsApp will start rolling out this feature to Android and iOS users.

“We now offer easy cleanup suggestions by bucketing both large files and media that has been forwarded many times, sorting files by size in descending order, and providing a way to preview files before deleting them. You can also see a preview of media before selecting one or multiple items to delete. The new storage management tools are rolling out to users worldwide this week. When available, users can navigate to the new tool by going to Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

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Author: Sham