WhatsApp is rolling out a new storage management tool to make cleanup task easier by helping users to identify and delete unnecessary files in bulk.
The new tool groups larger files and media which are frequently forwarded, sorts them by size in descending order and provides a preview before deleting them. Files are sorted into different categories, “Forwarded many times” and “Files larger than 5MB.” By tapping on one of these, you can select the files you wish to delete or go for “Delete all” option for bulk action.
The feature can be accessed within the app by navigating to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Manage Store or by tapping on the in-app notification banner above the chat list when WhatsApp detects that the device storage is low. The newly announced storage management tool is being rolled out globally on both Android and iOS platforms this week.