WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

Did you know WhatsApp has a menu that lets you see exactly how many text messages, GIFs, stickers and more you’ve sent each and every one of your contacts? Well, you do now. Here’s how to load up this hidden feature.

Eager to see who you spend the most time chatting to? Open up WhatsApp and head to the settings menu – the iPhone app has a tab at the bottom dedicated to settings while Android users will need to press the three small buttons at the top right-hand corner of the chat menu to load it up.

From there, press the tab that reads Data and storage usage then press Storage usage. You’ll then be presented with a page that lists your contacts and has a file size next to them.

The largest files are positioned at the top, this is most likely the person you’ve sent the most texts, photos and videos to, but not always. Certain contacts will be particularly high if you’ve sent them a ton of photos and videos from last night’s house party for instance, even if you’ve never exchanged that many texts with them before.

The list offered by WhatsApp is quite comprehensive – on each individual page you’ll be able to see a swathe of information ranging to text messages to location shares.

Here’s a full list of data you’ll be able to view:

• Text messages

• Contacts (shared)

• Locations (shared)

• Photos

• Stickers

• GIFs

• Videos

• Audio messages

• Documents

Your list will either completely surprise you or meet your exact expectations. It might also make you realise just how much time you’ve spend chatting with friends and family on WhatsApp…

The new feature is not only great for answering WhatsApp trivia, it’s also good for storage management too. Users have the ability to delete individual chats if they’re clogging up too much space on your phone.

There you have it, a neat WhatsApp feature you probably didn’t know existed. Now we’ll leave you to work out who your WhatsApp bestie is…

Written by David Minister
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