Instant messaging application WhatsApp rolled out a Storage usage feature in it’s iOS app with version 2.12.3 back in June this year. This feature is useful if you want to know about the number of messages you have exchanged with a particular contact or group. It also gives you a detailed breakdown of images, audio, videos etc. you have exchanged with each other. Moreover, with this feature, you can get to know who is your favorite contacts in WhatsApp by looking at the number of messages you have sent to each other. In this article, I will take you through the storage usage feature and let you know how to find the number of messages for each contact in WhatsApp.
With the latest update, you can now pin chats of your favorite contacts on WhatsApp.
Find number of messages for each contact in WhatsApp
You can get to know about the number of messages for each or particular contact using the storage usage feature. It also shows the size occupied by chat messages of each contact which can help you out to delete chat of contact which you doesn’t require and clear up space on your smart phone. Follow the steps given below to find the storage usage feature:
- Open WhatsApp on your phone
- Tap on Settings tab at bottom right corner of the screen
- Under Settings select Data and Storage Usage
- Now, tap on Storage Usage. It should be somewhere at the bottom.
If you are using the feature for the first time then it will take a few seconds to load the details about the number of messages and size occupied by chat of each contact and group in WhatsApp.
Once the details are loaded, the list will show the contacts listed in decreasing order of the size of the conversation.
To know the detailed breakdown of the number and type of messages for a particular conversation, tap on the contact or group name in the list. The details will show the number of images, videos, audio, location shares and contacts shared along with the number of text messages.
Having a look at the storage usage of particular chats you get an idea about the chats that are occupying larger size so that you can go ahead and delete them to clear some space on your phone.
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We wish that the storage usage feature in WhatsApp helped you to know about your favorite or best contact in WhatsApp and was also useful in figuring out the size occupied by each chat. As of now the feature is only available for iOS and is yet to come for Android and Windows. Share your thoughts about storage usage feature via the comment section below.