How To Clear WhatsApp Storage Space On Android


WhatsApp is one of the most popular and widely used messaging apps where we spend a lot of time chatting with friends, family and colleagues. WhatsApp facilitates the exchange of various media files and documents, ranging from lighthearted memes in family groups to essential work-related documents in professional chats.

However, it becomes important to clean your WhatsApp storage timely because, over time, these chats accumulate a lot of media files and documents occupying your phone as well as cloud storage. So to manage your WhatsApp space, we have made a step-by-step guide on how you can clear WhatsApp storage on your Android device.

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How to Clear WhatsApp Storage

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your Android device.

  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner and then click on Settings.

  3. Then select Storage and data.
    WhatsApp settings

  4. In Storage and data settings, click on Manage storage.

  5. Under Review and delete items, click on occupied storage.

  6. You can sort the files by Newest, Oldest, and Largest by clicking on three lines at the top right corner.
    manage storage

  7. Now select the files you want to delete by holding them and then click on the delete icon.

  8. Then click on Delete to delete selected items.
    delete files

How to Clear WhatsApp Storage As Per Chats

  1. Go to Storage and data settings in WhatsApp then click on Manage storage.

  2. Scroll down and under the Chats section, you will see all your chats and the amount of storage occupied by them. So select the chat of which you want to clear files.

  3. Sort the containing files by clicking on the three lines at the top right corner if you want.
    manage chats media

  4. Now select the files you want to delete and then click on delete icon.

  5. Confirm by again clicking on Delete and you are done. You can do the same with other of your chats.
    delete files

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Abhishek Mahato

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