Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been getting quite some new features lately, the most recent being the enhanced ‘Status’ functionality. And now, the company is working on a new feature that appears to be related to checking the storage space occupied by the app’s data.
According to a report by OneTouchShop website, Whatsapp’s latest beta version has a new tab called ‘Size tab’, which shows details about the space occupied by each conversation. The new feature is claimed to offer a detailed report about the chats.
Users just need to click on individual WhatsApp chats and then they can find out how many texts, videos, photos and GIFs they have exchanged with contacts. Under the new tab, all the information can be arranged on the basis of size of videos and photos shared.
Currently, the new feature is available in WhatsApp’s beta version for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1 users. It’s primarily intended to let users know how much storage space their WhatsApp chats are taking up on their smartphones.
There is no word as to when this feature will be rolled on Android and iOS.
WhatsApp recently rolled out its updated ‘Status’ feature for all Android, iOS and Windows users. The new feature allows users to upload pictures and video clips as their WhatsApp status for a time duration of 24 hours, after which they disappear automatically. This is similar to the ‘Stories’ feature found in rival Snapchat.
Users can control who can see their ‘Status’ update by selecting among three options in WhatsApp’s privacy settings. They can also see who has viewed their status updates by tapping the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update.