How do I delete a GIF from Whatsapp?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To delete a GIF from WhatsApp, you can follow these steps:

1. Open WhatsApp on your device and go to the ‘Settings’ menu. This is usually located in the top-right corner of the main screen.

2. Within the ‘Settings’ menu, scroll down and tap on ‘Data and Storage Usage’. This will open a new window with options related to your WhatsApp data and storage.

3. In the ‘Data and Storage Usage’ menu, you will see an option called ‘Storage Usage’. Tap on it to proceed.

4. Once you’re in the ‘Storage Usage’ menu, you will see a list of your contacts and groups ranked according to the amount of storage space they occupy. This list shows the total amount of space used by media files, including photos, videos, GIFs, and more.

5. Scroll through the list and select the contact or group from which you want to delete the GIF. Tap on it to view detailed storage information.

6. Within the contact or group’s storage information, you will see a section titled ‘Manage’. Tap on it to access the available media deletion options.

7. In the ‘Manage’ section, you will find checkboxes next to different types of media, such as photos, videos, GIFs, and more. Tick the box next to ‘GIFs’ to specifically select GIF files for deletion. If you want to delete all media types, you can tick the boxes for photos, videos, and GIFs together.

8. After selecting the media files you want to delete, tap on the ‘Delete’ button. WhatsApp will ask for confirmation before permanently removing the selected media files from your device.

9. Confirm the deletion by tapping on ‘Delete’ again, and WhatsApp will start deleting the selected GIFs or other media files.

10. Depending on the amount of media selected for deletion, it may take some time to complete the process. Once finished, you will see a confirmation message.

By following these steps, you can easily delete GIFs from WhatsApp and free up storage space on your device. Remember that this process is irreversible, so make sure you genuinely want to delete the selected media files before confirming the deletion.