How to Clean WhatsApp and Free Up Internal Storage Space – Delete Photos, Videos and Audios

The WhatsApp application has been incredibly useful and beneficial for its users, it allows us establish communication in different ways with our loved ones in a few simple and easy steps.

However, it can be very tedious for people who have a phone with little storage memory, since in general, many multimedia files are sent between contacts and especially contacts in WhatsApp chat groups. That is why we will show you how get rid of those junk files and how to prevent your phone from collapsing full of these.

What is Whatsapp?

WhatsApp is a modern application which automatically registers all your contacts in order to have interactions with them through the app.

Almost 50% of the population that owns a smartphone, has this application, since it is like a smart agenda, there is no need to add the contact manually when it has already been added to the basic phone book. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or any other operating system.

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WhatsApp began as just a communication application that allowed you to send multimedia files such as photos, images, voice audios, and videos through it without much effort, but thanks to its updates today we can perform newer actions such as making video calls, sharing exact locations, publishing and downloading WhatsApp status, among others.

This application has become a very useful and necessary means of communication in these times, the ability it has to share information in such a fast and simple way is what makes it so attractive to all smartphone users.

The ability to share multimedia files in this application has been very useful for its users. This way it is much easier share information about our current location, which is very helpful in situations where we can feel in danger.

Thanks to this application it is possible to keep in touch and interaction with some people which are far from us, just by making use of their ability to make group video calls on WhatsApp or by sharing moments captured in photos or videos with them.

To send images or photos from our smartphone through the WhatsApp application, just go to the application, enter the chat of the person with whom we want share said media file, click on the camera icon located at the bottom of the screen, next to the microphone icon.

Then the option will appear to take a photo or record a video instantly and send it or select one or more from your phone’s gallery and send them. And if it is a voice audio that you want to record and send, just press and hold the microphone icon located at the bottom of the screen, and when you finish recording, release the icon and automatically recorded audio will be sent.

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If you want to share a multimedia file saved some time ago on your phone, it can be tedious at the time of locate it from the WhatsApp application, since the files are output in order of date.

For this you can locate it from your smartphone gallery and then click on the option to share and select through the WhatsApp application, this option appears automatically once you have the application installed.

How to free up internal storage space by deleting photos, videos and audios from WhatsApp?

To avoid filling your memory with multimedia files sent to you by your contacts or a group, which are usually many, you can disable auto download optionThis way you can see that they have sent a file but these are only downloaded if you want.

In case you have the internal storage of your phone full and you want free up space by deleting what has been sent to you and you have sent by WhatsApp, you must go to the file or document manager of your phone, locate a folder called WhatsApp and delete each of the content that is inside it and its subfolders.

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