O Whatsapp announced, on Monday (2), changes in the storage management options of the messaging application. On video on YouTube, the messenger demonstrated his new tool to free up space on his cell phone occupied by photos, videos and more. The update will arrive in the final version of the app soon.
The video shows the changes in the “Storage usage” menu of WhatsApp for Android, in development for a few months. On the home screen, it is possible to notice a notification of full storage, where the user is taken to the tool, which can also be accessed through the settings, as in WhatsApp Beta.
The update redesigns the menu, making storage control easier and more efficient. Among the novelties is a bar that indicates the space consumed by media and the available memory on the phone. The user also has an area where it is possible to review and delete forwarded files and the heaviest ones.
The visualization of the internal memory consumption by conversations remains. That way, the user can still check and manage how much space saved WhatsApp chats consume on their cell phones, as well as allowing the deletion of files individually, without affecting the images, videos and audios exchanged with other people.
In tests carried out by the Tecnoblog on Tuesday morning (3), the tool to free up space on the smartphone was still unavailable in the final versions of the applications for Android (version 188.8.131.52) and iPhone (version 2.20.111). To The Verge, WhatsApp says that the news will reach “users around the world this week”.
WhatsApp will have temporary messaging feature
This is not the only novelty on the way. In the last few days, the messaging application team for Android and iPhone (iOS) detailed the operation of the tool that will allow the sending of messages that disappear after sending, when it expires in a period within seven days.
There is no forecast to launch the feature to send messages that self-destruct on WhatsApp.