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WhatsApp taking up too much space? You should clear your chats

Multimedia messages can fill up your storage very quickly but there is a way to clear them entirely.

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AS HANDY AS WhatsApp is, one thing that can easily happen is it taking up a significant amount of space. All those photos, videos and audio messages you receive can add up very quickly as it all saves onto your phone.

You could delete your photos/videos one by one but for those wanting a faster method, you can clear chats entirely.

Depending on the platform you have, you will either be able to delete all chats, individual chats or both.

iOS (individual and all chats): Go into selected person/group > Tap on name > Clear Chat.
Or
Settings > Chats > Clear all chats.

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Android (all chats): Main WhatsApp screen > Tap menu button > Settings > Chats and calls > Delete all chats/Clear all chats

Delete all chats:
Will delete all conversations (individual) and all messages inside of them. Groups will still be there.
Clear all chats: Will delete all messages but will leave all conversations (individual and group).

Windows Phone (individual chats): 
Go into selected person/group > More > Clear chat history > All/Older than 30 days/Older than six months.

It’s not a perfect solution, but if you’re in dire need of freeing up space, it could be the solution you need.

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