Signal simply up to date its Android app with new options that make managing file attachments and deleting outdated conversations a lot simpler than it was.

As Android Police explains, previous to this replace, the identical encryption-based options that make Signal communications safe additionally made it troublesome to know precisely how a lot cupboard space Signal attachments took up on your Android system.

You can learn extra on the technical limitations behind Signal’s storage inconsistencies on the corporate’s official weblog, however the excellent news is Android customers can now see exactly what number of information Signal is storing and the way a lot area they’re taking over. That’s all because of the app’s new storage menu, which additionally consists of choices for rapidly deleting outdated information and messages (and further choices for mechanically managing this course of).

Here’s how you can discover the brand new storage menu and file administration choices in Signal:

  • Open the Signal app then faucet the “more” icon within the upper-right nook of the display.
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “Storage.”
  • This display exhibits you a breakdown of how a lot area Signal message attachments take up on your cellphone. Tap “Review Storage” to go to a listing of all saved information, organized by kind. These lists additionally can help you rapidly delete any saved information you now not need.

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse

Being capable of evaluation and delete particular person information is a good addition, however the storage menu additionally allows you to set limits for what number of messages to maintain in your inbox without delay. The default setting solely retains the latest 500 messages on your system, however there’s additionally an choice to trim your messages instantly. Deleting a message will delete any information connected to it, which makes this a straightforward solution to automate your storage maintenance.

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