WhatsApp, for the past few months, has had its own storage manager to free up space. We can consult there space occupied by photos and videosAlthough all the data saved by the app, such as backups, profile pictures, etc. are not included.
We will teach you how to manage whatsapp files from file explorer, so that you have even more control over all the data stored on your device.
The path of WhatsApp files
The first thing we will need is a file explorer installed on our Android. You can use the one that’s already preinstalled on your phone, or one of the file explorers recommended by our team. All of them will allow you to consult the internal memory of the phone, from where you need to search for the following route:
If your Android version is older than Android 10, the route will be directly WhatsApp
From the Backups folder you can check the backups your phone stores locally. We recommend that you do not delete them because, in case of corruption or error with the copy of Google Drive, the phone will try to retrieve the chatas from the local copy
The other great protagonist is the middle folder, where all the media data that WhatsApp has saved is located:
- Animated gifs
- Profile Pictures
- Vocal notes
As you can see, it is possible to view (delete, copy, move, etc.) any WhatsApp file through the phone’s file manager itself. The tutorial is valid for any type of Android phone, even if you have an older version.