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  1. abhishyam2007's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520, and Whatsapp on my phone takes 200 mbs of storage. Can someone assist on how to decrease it?
    02-22-2014 03:09 PM
  2. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Uninstall it and install it again
    02-22-2014 03:25 PM
  3. abhishyam2007's Avatar
    Okay, will try
    02-23-2014 03:37 AM
  4. mpt15's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520, and Whatsapp on my phone takes 200 mbs of storage. Can someone assist on how to decrease it?
    the 200mb includes files.you have received such as audio, video pictures. Try deleting the stuff you dont want.

    Whatsapp takes up about 125mb on one of my phones and about 65 on another.
    02-23-2014 03:57 AM
  5. abhishyam2007's Avatar
    Delete how? From gallery or within whatsapp?
    02-23-2014 08:44 AM
  6. mpt15's Avatar
    Delete how? From gallery or within whatsapp?
    within whatsapp.
    02-23-2014 11:12 AM
  7. Ashish Kakade05's Avatar
    My WhatsApp doesn't take that much space but it doesn't notify me properly......i use a wifi network....what to do????????
    02-23-2014 11:48 AM
  8. mpt15's Avatar
    My WhatsApp doesn't take that much space but it doesn't notify me properly......i use a wifi network....what to do????????
    the space it takes has nothing to do with notifications. See this thread:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-38-print.html
    02-23-2014 11:52 AM
  9. mpondamali's Avatar
    Whatsapp does work perfectly for m

    Sent from my Lumia 610 using Tapatalk
    02-23-2014 11:55 AM
  10. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i am also facing the same problem. my storage data says whatsapp 315 MB.
    i deleted many of the threads. but i think the media received is still stored on the memory card.
    i got to delete it specifically. bcoz, though i deleted the msg threads, the media is still showing in the photos hub.
    02-23-2014 11:36 PM
  11. mpt15's Avatar
    i am also facing the same problem. my storage data says whatsapp 315 MB.
    i deleted many of the threads. but i think the media received is still stored on the memory card.
    i got to delete it specifically. bcoz, though i deleted the msg threads, the media is still showing in the photos hub.
    Storage check in the phone gives the space taken up in the phone memory. The SD card memory is shown separately. Im talking about storage check in settings. Hence the app data in storage check is for phone memory. You can try deleting photos and videos from the whatsapp folder in the photos hub as well. But if your photos are stored on the SD card, then deleting from the whatsapp folder will not not affect the phone memory.
    02-24-2014 12:00 AM
  12. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    Storage check in the phone gives the space taken up in the phone memory. The SD card memory is shown separately. Im talking about storage check in settings. Hence the app data in storage check is for phone memory. You can try deleting photos and videos from the whatsapp folder in the photos hub as well. But if your photos are stored on the SD card, then deleting from the whatsapp folder will not not affect the phone memory.
    u mean to say, storage check showing only whatsapp usage, and not the data stored on SD Card.
    OMG, i got to reinstall whatsapp then. i cant imagine, how it consuming 315 MB. i regularly delete variuos msgs threads (mail them as a backup first).
    02-24-2014 05:33 AM
  13. mpt15's Avatar
    u mean to say, storage check showing only whatsapp usage, and not the data stored on SD Card.
    OMG, i got to reinstall whatsapp then. i cant imagine, how it consuming 315 MB. i regularly delete variuos msgs threads (mail them as a backup first).
    for data card memory, you have to check the "phone storage" under settings. "Storage check" shows the space occupied by apps on the phone memory.
    Delete media from.whatsapp if you dont need it. It works for me.
    to clear whatsapp media from the SD card, delete photos and videos from the whatsapp album in the photos hub.
    02-24-2014 05:52 AM
  14. Suncy Eapen Alex's Avatar
    How much space do whatsapp can send and receive a video. I mean total space in Android GT-S5360
    02-19-2015 01:44 AM
  15. zubairm17's Avatar
    Hi everyone,
    WhatsApp on my 535 is Showing as whopping 750+MB .

    I know the reason But unable to find the solution­čś×

    Reason is 'When audio files were getting saved in Application memory itself when they were received, actually,when it was updated,those audio files should have been moved and saved on SD, but that didn't happen (I know,there should have been a technical difficulties)

    But after the update, all the files including audio files are being saved on external storage, Concerned about growing storage consumption (phone memory as WhatsApp doesn't allow to be installed on SD), I deleted the whole chat history of a particular group where I received most of the audio speeches BUT the Storage consumption is growing day by day.

    Uninstall -Re-install is the last option, I would like to know whether anything can be done other than that..thanks
    10-12-2015 03:05 AM
  16. Pietsp's Avatar
    Hi everyone,
    WhatsApp on my 535 is Showing as whopping 750+MB .

    I know the reason But unable to find the solution­čś×

    Reason is 'When audio files were getting saved in Application memory itself when they were received, actually,when it was updated,those audio files should have been moved and saved on SD, but that didn't happen (I know,there should have been a technical difficulties)

    But after the update, all the files including audio files are being saved on external storage, Concerned about growing storage consumption (phone memory as WhatsApp doesn't allow to be installed on SD), I deleted the whole chat history of a particular group where I received most of the audio speeches BUT the Storage consumption is growing day by day.

    Uninstall -Re-install is the last option, I would like to know whether anything can be done other than that..thanks
    I have the same problem and mine is currently at 1.02GB. Why on earth would WhatsApp force their useful, but massive, app onto the internal storage (with today's high-performance memory cards it is difficult to imagine performance would be an issue). Besides, let users decide between performance and usable storage.

    Then, it is about time that Microsoft recognises that they cannot sell an 8GB phone when the OS takes up 5.6GB. Even old 2013 Android phones were left worth with over half the internal storage usable.

    All my media saves onto the memory card and I have deleted all old chats.
    05-31-2016 06:48 PM
  17. APWaaijenberg's Avatar
    My WhatsApp just grabbed 1,81GB on of my 8GB internal memory (Lumia 730). Reinstalling it now.
    But there is a trend: more and more applications are forcing to be installed into the internal memory. Many updates are blocked because they cannot be installed into the SD. Usually I simply give up the app.
    But today this happened with my banking app: this one I don't want to miss.
    Victor Karume likes this.
    06-08-2016 04:31 AM
  18. BritDad's Avatar
    My WhatsApp just grabbed 1,81GB on of my 8GB internal memory (Lumia 730). Reinstalling it now.
    But there is a trend: more and more applications are forcing to be installed into the internal memory. Many updates are blocked because they cannot be installed into the SD. Usually I simply give up the app.
    But today this happened with my banking app: this one I don't want to miss.
    Whatsapp takes up well over 2GB on my wife's Lumia 820 (8GB internal storage). She has almost no free space left. Tonight I am going to try the solution posted in this thread and see if that works. http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...ows-phone.html
    06-20-2016 08:12 AM
  19. Sentient Golf Ball's Avatar
    My WhatsApp just grabbed 1,81GB on of my 8GB internal memory (Lumia 730). Reinstalling it now.
    Whatsapp takes up well over 2GB on my wife's Lumia 820 (8GB internal storage). She has almost no free space left.
    I woke up this morning to see that my phone was complaining about low storage space. Overnight, WhatsApp has helped itself to 2.8GB of my internal storage. Strange.
    07-02-2016 06:53 AM
  20. Victor Karume's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520, and Whatsapp on my phone takes 200 mbs of storage. Can someone assist on how to decrease it?
    09-15-2016 10:28 PM
  21. AP Poly Packs's Avatar
    Whatsapp is using around 3.1 GB of internal space on my Lumina 730 with total memory space of
    8 GB. I have cleared all the data from various chats and groups. Yet it takes 3.03 GB of internal space. Please Help people.
    01-03-2017 04:33 AM
  22. wasi786's Avatar
    i am using redmi note 3 16gb with 2gb memory handset recently whatsapp eating my memory even though there is only 100mb of data but software showing 3gb ...
    please give me some solution
    02-06-2017 12:45 AM
  23. 9466037228's Avatar
    Watch my whatsapp
    It us taking mire than 700 mb i don't know why.
    I have cleared all chats and whatsapp data but!!
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    04-01-2018 02:09 AM

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