Where did my Whatsapp folder disappear to?


In a recent update(about 2 weeks ago), Whatsapp moved its default location in your phone storage. I didn't pay much attention to it because being a nerd, I can always locate my files anywhere inside my phone storage with no issues at all.

But just yesterday when my friend(who recently got a new phone) asked me where is Whatsapp folder, I realized that there are many people with entry level Android phones with 16 or 32GB internal storage. They constantly need to delete unnecessary files to keep their phone working smoothly. Deleting Whatsapp's sent media and old backups is crucial to them. 

If you have old device then the folder may still be there like it is on my phone. But there are no new files being created. 

Old folder still exist on my phone

So basically you don't see any unwanted files being created by Whatsapp yet your storage keep filling up. 

Without wasting any more of your time, here is the new storage location for Whatsapp.

New storage location of whatsapp

Just go to your file manager, open internal storage > Android > Media > com.whatsapp

There you will find your Whatsapp folder.

Thanks for reading, share with the people that may need it. 


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