How to automatically delete WhatsApp files

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Soon it will be possible automatically delete WhatsApp files, from messages to attachments, thanks to a new feature that will be incorporated into the app to create shipments that are automatically destroyed after a certain period of time, however it is something that does not exist yet, so we will tell you how to achieve it right now.

One of the main problems that arise in WhatsApp is that we receive any number of files, videos, photos and messages, as well as group memes and gifs for a special moment, especially after the holidays and the accumulation of files on cell phones with restricted capacity can become a big problem.



The solution to the problem with multiple files in WhatsApp is knowing how to delete them automatically, making use of some native tools, as well as auxiliary apps that can help us solve the problem periodically and then you don't have to do this tiring task manually from time to time.

App to automatically delete WhatsApp files

There is also the alternative of using specialized apps to keep WhatsApp clean, i.e. that it takes care of managing all the content you receive and performing scheduled cleaning of all content.

whatsapp cleaner

This is one of the main apps that you can use to check the excess of WhatsApp files. The main advantage of this application is that it takes care of the task automatically and it will no longer be a pending task in your list, you just have to configure the process and it will be done by itself.

You can choose to delete duplicate files only, you can also set a time limit, a space limit for each file and also activate when you have a certain amount of space on your mobile.


  1. Scarica WhatsApp Cleaner per Android

Cleaner for WhatsApp


Another alternative to automatically delete files on WhatsApp is this app. its task is very similar to the application presented above. You can choose the type of file to delete, both based on the time it was archived and based on its size; in this way everything established in the set parameter will be performed without the need for supervision by the user.

WCleaner for WA

You can also consider giving this app a try. This application will be able to perform the same action as the previous apps, but will also allow you to free up space both on your mobile's internal memory and on the SD card. You will be able to choose the location of the files differently, i.e. you can choose that the sent files are in one location and the received ones in another.

You can decide to combine the native alternatives with any of the apps that we have presented to you and that way you will be able to automatically delete WhatsApp files, while the app itself includes these functions natively within the settings menu.

Bulk delete files from every conversation

Another option you have for automatically delete WhatsApp files, without having to do it one by one, is to use the Manage Storage option which has been included in the most recent versions of the app and thus you can delete in bulk: photos, videos, voice notes and files received in each conversation. Here we explain how to do it step by step:


  1. Enter WhatsApp and go to the menu located at the top right and click on the settings option.

  1. Select the Storage and data option from the menu


  1. At the top of that menu you will find the Manage storage option and when you click on it you will see a list of all open conversations and sorted by the weight that each of them represents in your storage space.

  1. You can click on each of them and choose the files you want to delete or select all and delete it directly.


  1. In this option you will also be able to see before i conversation list files that have been forwarded multiple times grouped so you can delete them directly and then discard what is duplicated in your memory.

You can do this procedure in the usual way and then you won't have any problems with storing so many downloaded files in WhatsApp.

Limit automatic downloads

Before learning how to automatically delete WhatsApp files, you should ideally be able to decide which ones to download first. To do this, the messaging app itself has put a native tool is available to users that allows them to decide which type of content is downloaded automatically and at what time. Here we explain how to do it:

  1. Log in to the WhatsApp app and go to settings in the menu located at the top right of the screen.


  1. Choose the option Data and storage within that options menu.

  1. Enter the automatic download section and you can choose between the three available options: Download with mobile data, Download with WiFi and download with roaming data.

  1. You have to choose the type of file you want to download in each of the options, in this case we recommend that you choose the None option in all three cases.

From now on you can choose the files you want to download directly, without the application doing it automatically.


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