WhatsApp Beta began releasing on Tuesday (29) the feature that gives users more control to free up space occupied by files received in conversations. The function, which updates the “Storage Usage” menu interface, was already being tested a few weeks ago and was released on Android as of beta version 188.8.131.52.
With the change, WhatsApp will now show a bar that indicates how application files are consuming internal memory. The area shows the free space on the device and the space that is being used, with emphasis on media files received in the conversations, such as photos, videos and audios.
The interface also presents suggestions of what can be excluded from files that are forwarded or very heavy. The application shows the space they occupy in memory and offers a window for users to delete those they consider unnecessary. To facilitate management, it is possible to sort the list by date or size.
The update keeps in the “Storage Usage” menu the information about the space occupied by each conversation. They allow you to check how many messages and files, such as photos, videos and audio messages, have been exchanged with each person. The feature also offers the option to free up space by deleting these contents.
WhatsApp tests self-destructing photos
In addition to the tools to free up space occupied by files, WhatsApp tests a feature to allow you to send photos and videos that self-destruct. The function, called “Expiring Media”, would be similar to those that already exist on other platforms and would help users who need to send sensitive content.
According to information released a few days ago by the WABetaInfo, the sender will have the option to define how long the image will be available. The application will also allow you to delete the content as soon as it is opened by the recipient. There is still no prediction of when the option will be released.
With information: WABetaInfo.