How to bulk delete Whatsapp media files

Whatsapp users forward messages a lot, so much so that the company had to add restrictions to prevent fake news from spreading through the app. Media, usually images and videos, are circulated over Whatsapp either over groups or over one-on-one chairs.

On Android phones, the media will be saved directly to the phone storage while on iPhone, the media will be in the app if not saved to local storage. In either case, the large number of videos and images shared tends to eat up space on your device.

Being added to too many groups on Whatsapp? You can block these invitations.

Bulk delete Whatsapp media files

Users can delete the media files shared over Whatsapp. On Android phones, this is made easy by the Google Files app which alerts you when a large file index is built into a Whatsapp folder. On the iPhone, there is nothing like it.

Whatever device you have, Whatsapp has now made it easy to delete media files in one go. No more deleting them for individual or group conversation threads.

  1. Make sure Whatsapp is up to date as this is a new feature.
  2. Open Whatsapp.
  3. Go to Options tab.
  4. Tap on it Storage and data.
  5. Tap on it Manage storage.
  6. The blue bar will show you how long Whatsapp is using media files. The place will also be marked at the top.
  7. Tap on the ‘Larger than 5MB’ (or similar) department.
  8. Select the file you want to delete.
  9. Tap on the trash image to delete them all.
  10. Repeat this for the “Forwarded many times” group of files.

Delete files from a single thread

You can still remove files from a specific thread in Whatsapp. The feature is still there.

  1. Open Whatsapp.
  2. go to Circumstances.
  3. Tap on it Storage and data.
  4. Tap on it Manage storage.
  5. Scroll down, and select chat thread.
  6. Select the media files you want to delete.
  7. Tap on the trash button to remove the selected files.


Whatsapp does not offer the same experience to users on Android and iOS. The features differ due to the file system and the domains in which applications have access to both operating systems. In some cases, this is helpful, in others, not so much.

Nonetheless, Whatsapp is a medium for media sharing. Users tend to share files and not links to files that would reduce the space used. It’s always helpful to keep an eye on a few houses and delete the files you don’t need, especially if your device is low on storage.

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