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How to Clear WhatsApp Cache on Mobile & Desktop

WhatsApp caches data on both mobile devices and the desktop application to improve performance and load times. Clearing this cache can help free up storage space and may resolve some performance issues. Here’s how to clear the WhatsApp cache on both mobile and desktop platforms:

We encourage you to always use the most up to date version of WhatsApp. Latest versions contain the newest features and bug fixes.

Note: When registering your phone number, you’ll need to use the latest version of WhatsApp, otherwise your registration might fail.

Before updating the app, make sure to back up your chats. Learn how to save your chat history.

You can easily update WhatsApp from your phone’s app store:

Clearing WhatsApp Cache on Mobile (Android):

  1. Open WhatsApp: Launch the WhatsApp app on your Android device.
  2. Access Settings: Tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner to open the menu. From the menu, select “Settings.”
  3. Storage and Data: In the Settings menu, tap on “Storage and data.”
  4. Clear Storage: Under the “Storage” section, you’ll see the amount of space used by WhatsApp. Below that, tap on the “Clear storage” or “Free up space” option. This will clear the cached data, including images and videos, from your device.
  5. Clear Chat Data: If you want to clear chat-specific media (photos and videos) for individual chats or groups, you can do this within the chat itself. Open the chat, tap on the contact/group name at the top, tap on “Media, Links, and Docs,” and then tap “Clear media storage.”

Clearing WhatsApp Cache on iPhone (iOS):

Whats App on iOS doesn’t provide a direct option to clear the cache like on Android. However, Whats App on iOS automatically manages its cache and clears unnecessary data to free up space. You can’t manually clear the cache, but you can manage your storage by deleting specific chats, media, or reinstalling the app.

With WhatsApp’s new companion mode, you can now use the app on multiple phones if you own multiple phones. You can use this feature to link your current WhatsApp account to a different phone so that you can access your conversations on both phones.

Clearing WhatsApp Cache on Desktop (Windows/Mac):

Whats App on desktop doesn’t have a built-in cache management option. It relies on the cache of the web browser you’re using to access Whats App Web. To clear the cache for WhatsApp Web, follow these steps based on your web browser:

  • Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner.
    3. Hover over “More tools” and select “Clear browsing data.”
    4. In the “Clear browsing data” window, select “Cached images and files.”
    5. Click “Clear data.”
  • Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
    2. Click the three-bar menu icon in the upper-right corner.
    3. Select “Options.”
    4. Scroll down to the “Cookies and Site Data” section.
    5. Click “Clear Data.”
    6. Check “Cached Web Content” and click “Clear.”
  • Microsoft Edge:
    1. Open Microsoft Edge.
    2. Click the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner.
    3. Select “Settings.”
    4. Scroll down to “Privacy, search, and services.”
    5. Under “Clear browsing data,” click “Choose what to clear.”
    6. Check “Cached data and files.”
    7. Click “Clear.”

Remember that clearing your browser’s cache will affect all websites you’ve visited, not just WhatsApp Web.

After clearing the cache on your mobile device or desktop browser, you should notice improved performance and potentially free up some storage space.

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