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WhatsApp is working on new tools for storage usage optimisation

WhatsApp’s latest update to bring new storage features
WhatsApp’s latest update to bring new storage features (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp is working on new tools to help better optimise storage usage on your smartphone. Here is how the feature works.

WhatsApp is working new tools for storage usage for millions of its Android users. The new tools were spotted in the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android. The features will soon be available for iOS users as well.

According to WAbetainfo, WhatsApp’s new feature will help users optimise storage on their phones. This will include freeing up space and also search filters for forwarded and large files.

A screenshot of the interface reveals WhatsApp will soon show suggestions to clean up the storage. You will have the option to review and delete files you think are unnecessary.

The second row will feature “forwarded files” along with how much space they’re consuming. The third row will show large files and space they’ve taken up on your phone.

The new tools will be available alongside the older ones which allowed users to track the space consumed by each chat.

Separately, WhatsApp is working on a wide range of new features aimed at enhancing the user experience on the app. The set of upcoming features include UI improvements, dedicated ringtone for group calls, and return of the camera shortcut.

WhatsApp is also testing a new animation type for animated stickers. The animation is said to play in a loop up to 8 times. The company is reducing the loop time for long animated stickers.

As part of the UI improvements, WhatsApp is bringing the function keys to the bottom of the screen when making a voice call.

The above-mentioned features will follow the company’s new Advanced Search functionality for Android users. As the name implies, users will be able to narrow their in-app searches by documents, multimedia type, and even GIFs. Here is our tutorial on how to use WhatsApp’s latest advanced search feature.

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