After launching its new Channels feature in India, messaging platform WhatsApp is about to make a major update to the Channels feature. In fact, the channel is reportedly working on a feature to control the automatic deletion of media from your device. The Channels feature not only allows users to send photos or videos, but also enables channel owners to send links to information, as well as media such as photos and videos.
WhatsApp is also working on bringing a better user experience to channels by introducing new features aimed at increasing control over the media received, WABetaInfo reported. Thanks to the new WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on a feature to manage when automatically deleting channel media from the device.
According to the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, there will be a new section called “Channel Settings” where users can choose whether photos and videos shared within the channel can be deleted from the device.
WABetaInfo further stated that, at present, WhatsApp cannot immediately delete channel media from users’ devices as the default option is ‘Never’, and this could lead to users inadvertently accumulating significant amounts of channel media on their devices over time, potentially leading to There may be a storage problem.