WhatsApp has restructured its storage management tools so that files that are taking too much space on the device can be found and deleted easily.
The new feature will be made available across the globe this week, The Verge reports quoting Facebook, the parent company.
The users can avail the facility in the app by heading to Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage.
The current WhatsApp "Storage Usage" tool simply sorts all available chats by the amount of space they take up, listing the number of messages, photos, GIFs, and videos in each chat, and letting the user delete each category with a few taps.
This is handy, but doesn't give users a way to browse the content they're removing. That's important if you need to clear out, say, a family group chat, and want to avoid deleting any important photos.
The new tool, by comparison, offers thumbnails of content to be deleted, and groups this data in categories including "Forwarded many times" and "Larger than 5 MB."
That should make it easier for users to identify content that they don't need or want anymore, and that can simply be deleted.