Earlier this year, WhatsApp for iOS received an update that made life simpler for iPhone or iPad users. This was a new menu within the app settings that showed information about the storage usage that a particular messaging service account has made. Now, this novelty of WhatsApp also comes to Android.
And is that according to WABetaInfo portal, WhatsApp is working to add the famous filters for photos and the use of storage in the next versions of Android. And is that WhatsApp has recently sent some new updates through the Beta Program Google Play, where we find evidence of the arrival of this novelty, along with filters and other features such as the description of groups.
As we said, both functions have been around for a long time in the WhatsApp application for iOS. As for the filters, there is little to say, since they are no more than present editions for the images that we share through the platform. More interesting is the issue of storage usage information in WhatsApp, because it will save space by indicating which is the content that occupies the memory of our Android.
As you can see in the iOS capture that appears on these lines, this new WhatsApp configuration menu gives details about how much space our chats, received images, videos, GIFs, documents exchanged and even notes of voice. This way you can find out where the source of the lack of storage space is on your Android smartphone and act accordingly.
Hopefully, this WhatsApp novelty will appear in the same place as it does in iOS, ie Settings> Data usage and storage> Storage usage. At this point, it will be enough to select a conversation and delete each type of content that we want. At the beginning of the list will appear the contacts that more space of storage occupies in the mobile.
Again, long after I saw it on WhatsApp for iOS, the application has also added shortcuts to applications in version 2.17.277 beta, which is enabled by default for all users who have Android Nougat or newer versions of OS.
There are few differences here with the version for the operating system of Apple because the shortcuts that we can play are the new chat, start the camera or view the favorite messages.