WhatsApp has over 1.2 billion monthly active users, which makes it one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there. You should know that all the files that you receive on WhatsApp are after that “stocked” on your mobile device. This means that after one year of using the WhatsApp application on your device, you might feel that the device is not responding very fast.
One of the reasons why an Android device will start lagging is that the internal storage is almost full. When this happens, you should start deleting some of the files that you don’t really need, such as the photos and videos that you’ve received via the WhatsApp application.
To delete the WhatsApp photos and videos on an Android device is quite easy, as you just need to open a file manager application, head to internal storage and look for a folder named “WhatsApp.” Once you open this folder, you will see other three folders, which are Backups, Databases and Media. Head to the Media folder and delete the “WhatsApp Images” and “WhatsApp Video.”
Keep in mind that this might take a while, especially if you have received lots of photos and videos since you’ve installed the application. Once this process has been completed, we also suggest you to restart your device. You will notice that once the device turns on again, it will be way much responsive and the applications will also stop from crashing.
If you are very active on WhatsApp and you receive photos and videos daily, then we suggest you to perform this process at least one time per month. If you want to keep some specific photos or videos, you can save them manually in another folder.
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