How to select how long Telegram will keep the files of your chats

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Thousands of users in Spain use Telegram as their messaging app. An application that has been on the market for seven years and that has become the favorite of many, for many reasons, such as the possibility of sending large files in a simple way in their chats. Although in the long run, it can eat up a good chunk of phone storage.

Especially the files that are sent in the chats in Telegram, such as photos, videos or files, they are something that take up a lot of space on the phone. Especially since there are times when we simply need them for a specific moment. Therefore, the app has a possibility to establish how long we want it to keep these multimedia files.

Choose how long Telegram will keep your files

Telegram manage storage usage

Telegram has a section where we can manage application storage usage, with a series of functions that will allow us to prevent the files that you send us from being stored indefinitely on the phone, for example, avoiding unnecessary storage space consumption. It’s a very simple trick that allows storage to fill up. The steps to configure this are:

  1. Open Telegram on your phone.
  2. Click on the three horizontal stripes in the upper left.
  3. Enter the application Settings.
  4. Go to the Data and storage section.
  5. Go to Storage usage.
  6. Go to the “Preserve multimedia” option.
  7. Select how long you want to keep media files.

The application gives you several options in this section, where you can determine how long you want those multimedia files from your chats to be kept on the phone. Whenever you want, you can modify this, but if you see that your storage space is somewhat limited at the moment and you have been sent a lot of large files through this app, you can reduce that time to the minimum that is established. It will allow easier management of storage usage.

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