Right now, India seems to be burning with the ‘Good Morning’ fever. In fact, WhatsApp messaging services, i.e. the most popular app of the phone, now seems to be the most irritating app to be present on the smartphone. Also, flooding with “good morning” messages, these seem to largely affect the smartphones.
According to a recent report published by the Wall Street Journal, India, which is the fastest growing smartphone market, is obsessed with morning greetings. With this, Google researchers in Silicon Valley have found that these greetings in form of GIFs, images or videos eat up a huge chunk of the smartphone’s memory.
This situation can’t go for long and thus, Google has come up with the latest solution, i.e. a newly launched app termed as Files Go, that helps users delete unnecessary content. The researchers here have used Google’s huge image database and artificial intelligence tools to programme the app to find the good morning messages and prompt users to delete them.
Josh Woodward, the Google product manager behind this entire effort, added that “We were trying to deconstruct what is the DNA of a good morning message for months. It has been a lot of hard work to get it right”.
Unveiled in New Delhi in December, the Files Go app by Google, with the user’s permission, accesses the phone’s storage first. Once the permission is granted, it would display total occupied storage on the phone and the available storage. As the user would scroll down, the app would show the user cards for folders like downloaded files, Slack media, WhatsApp media and more. It basically uses AI to sort duplicated or unused files and displays the amount of storage they occupy.
Google also added that the app has been downloaded more than 10 million times, most of it in India, and has deleted on average more than 1GB of data per user.
Apart from this, there are also quite a few ways of deleting the unwanted texts. These include:
The simplest way, and perhaps the highly adopted way, where the users open the photo albums > Go To WhatsApp images folder > and then delete the images longer needed.
Another, very easy and effective way is to tweak the WhatsApp settings. This includes the user to Open WhatsApp > Tap on the three dots on the top right > Settings > Data and Storage usage. Here, under the media auto-document settings, users just need to uncheck all the media options in ‘when using mobile data’, ‘when connected to Wi-Fi’ and ‘when roaming’. This method would not only save a lot of data but also stop unwanted media from being downloaded and saved on the device.
Third party tools:
One of these is the Siftr Magic Cleaner app, which is an intelligent app designed primarily to delete junk photos from WhatsApp, Hike, and more.
Also, another one is the Cleaner for WhatsApp, which allows users to delete WhatsApp media by a regular interval or by a storage limit. It has a very easy to use UI which collects all WhatsApp media at one place to make deleting a little easier.
Here, a bit suggestion should also be included. This is definitely not a recommended method since cleaner apps are usually not truly useful. They add overheads on the processor and often affect the phone’s overall performance.