Delete Specific Media Files from Individual WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

WhatsApp for iPhone now lets you clear certain media types such as photos, videos, GIFs from any individual chats.

WhatsApp for iPhone has redesigned the storage usage. Now, you can delete certain message types from individual chat in WhatsApp on your iPhone. As for instance, you have got the option to remove images, GIFs, videos, documents etc. from any chats.

The option to delete specific message type in WhatsApp is a welcome change. Finally, you have the option to pick and choose what sort of message you want to keep or clear away on your device.

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How to Delete Specific Media Files from Individual WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

How to Delete Specific Media Files from Individual WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

Note: Make sure to update WhatsApp to the latest version.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, tap on Settings tab at the bottom right corner.

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Step #3. Now, tap on Data and Storage Usage.

Tap on Settings then Data and Storage Usage in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, you need to tap on Storage Usage.

Tap on Storage Usage in Whatsapp Settings on iPhone

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Step #5. On the next screen, you should see how much storage is used by the messaging app. You have to tap on the chat which message you want to delete.

View Media Size in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #6. Tap on Clear Chat at the bottom.

Tap on Clear Chat in WhatsApp on iPhone

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Step #7. Now, you need to select the specific message type you want to get rid of. In this test, I’m going to select videos, GIFs, and images → Once you have selected the media you want to remove, tap on Clear at the bottom.

Delete Specific Media from Whatsapp Chat on iPhone

That’s done! You have successfully deleted specific media from the chat.

You can now send a message even without the internet using WhatsApp on your iPhone. To do so, simply type the message and hit the send button even if you are offline. Your message will be queued up and as soon as your device has the internet connection the message will be sent.

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The other important feature which has been added in the messaging app is the option to send as many 30 photos or videos at once. If you are someone who likes to communicate with friends using a lot of photos, this one can be a game changer for your messaging experience.

The popular messaging app has got a number of impressive features recently. For example, you can now search and send GIF, forward a message to multiple users at one go, add emoji, text and draw on photos and videos etc.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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