Get rid of Whatsapp junk photos, videos and documents

186°
Deal Cadet
roXtar007
Problem: 

Most of people face a problem that when they buy a new phone they use it well but with time the storage gets full and the phone becomes slow. We can't install any app and constantly get notification to clear storage.

For the photos or videos we take on our camera we can upload them on Google photos. But there are something which still eats up our space. 


Solution: 
Whatsapp Recycle BinWhatsapp Recycle Bin

I checked this thing in my phone and also on many people's phone that most of the space are aquired by the photos and videos which we get on whatsapp, we keep them thinking that we'll need these photos or videos in near future. So, we don't delete them and after few days neither those things are useful for us nor we put that effort to find them and delete them.

I couldn't find any automatic way to get rid of this problem, but what I have done is created a group in my whatsapp which has no participant other than I and named that group as "Recycle Bin". I turned on disapearing message on that group and set the time to 90 days. 

Whenever I get any photo or video from anyone which I think that it can be required in near future but after a few days there will be no use of it, I send them to that group and delete from the original sender's chat. If I need that photo in future I search it from that Recycle Bin folder and after 90 days it deletes the files automatically, so we get rid of those junk medias from our phones.

Request:

If anyone has any other solution for this problem. Please suggest. 

The solution given by @dexter_greycells is so useful. check that from his comment below..

Top Comments
The PostMighty The PostMighty
Link Copied

The 80-20 rule works here as well i.e. 80% of the storage is taken up by 20% of the files. In WhatsApp, go to three dots on the top right > Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage

You have 2 very useful links there - 
Files "Larger than 5MB"
And "Chats" sorted by the highest storage they consume


Addressing 20% of those will solve 80% of your problems.

22 Comments  |  
8 Dimers
  • Sort By
Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
Link Copied

memory card if memory card slot available.

move unnecessary items to MC

Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied
+ @LIMBO @guest_999 @Watcher @Rajkotian

different questions suppose few lines in chat are deleted by sender or receiver then is there a way to recover those deleted messages from database folder or does it
require root?
second suppose u take manual backup of database folder, then delete that whatsapp account and then recreate account using same number after few months then will chats be restored from that database folder?
View 11 more replies
Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

yes SD card may help

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied
if no slot for memory card then try to find extender for sim easily available on amazon .
View 2 more replies
The PostMighty The PostMighty
Link Copied

The 80-20 rule works here as well i.e. 80% of the storage is taken up by 20% of the files. In WhatsApp, go to three dots on the top right > Settings > Storage and data > Manage storage

You have 2 very useful links there - 
Files "Larger than 5MB"
And "Chats" sorted by the highest storage they consume


Addressing 20% of those will solve 80% of your problems.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

Thanks bro. Didn't know this option. Cleared so many large old files from this option...  Thank you very much..

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
Link Copied

Uninstall WhatsApp.


And Facebook. Enjoy the free time you just got.

The PostMighty The PostMighty
Link Copied
What you have just stated is described aptly by an English phrase - "Throwing the baby out with the bathwater."

These apps, especially WhatsApp, can be used purely as communication tools to reach out to friends and family whom you wouldn't call otherwise. If people can't control themselves and want to consume pointless content then that is on them, not the apps.

Also, free time scares people. Doing something productive or worthwhile with that time requires conscious effort. These apps are a lazy excuse to spend that free time.
View 1 more reply
replyuser
Click here to reply
Reply