WhatsApp Tips: How do you manage the storage in your app for iOS, Android?

WhatsApp is the number one messaging app. This is precisely why WhatsApp receives so many messages, photos and videos daily. Another reason WhatsApp storage fills up quickly is that it becomes difficult to use. This prompts us all to clean up our phones and make daily usage more convenient.

Although previously we had to manually clear space on our phones, Facebook’s messaging app has now introduced an easier storage management tool. Here are some easy ways to control storage in WhatsApp for iOS and Android.

How to Manage Storage on WhatsApp (Android).

  1. Start the WhatsApp app
  2. Click on the triangle-shaped menu located in the upper right corner
  3. Check out the Options section.
  4. After you have reached the Settings menu select the storage and Data options

WhatsApp Storage Management Tool for Android

  1. Tap on the Manage storage button.
  2. All chats are listed in this section. The Select all option allows you to select chats, and then delete them individually or in bulk.
  3. To delete media, select the Larger Than 5MB or Forwarded many Times options for further categorical sorting.
  4. To sort media by size, you can tap the Sort icon at the top-right corner.

How to Manage Storage on WhatsApp (iOS).

It is almost the same process as WhatsApp for iOS. These are the steps:

  1. Start the WhatsApp app
  2. Go to the Setting section
  3. Choose the Storage or Data option

WhatsApp Storage Management tool on iOS

  1. The Manage storage option will be displayed. This will list all your WhatsApp storage.
  2. Either Forwarded many times files can be used to manage media.
  3. Individual chats can be managed by you by choosing the ones that interest, sorting media by Oldest, Largest and Newest, then finally deleting it.

You can also search for media to delete. Simply go to chats> choose the search option> look for Media categorized as Documents or Photos> select the file that you wish to delete> tap on More to then delete. You are now good to go.

The app reminds you to clear out your WhatsApp storage when it is full. You can also use this feature to quickly free up space.

The steps above should have helped you to save time and ease storage management on WhatsApp.