How to Clear Junk Photos from WhatsApp Automatically (2017)

WhatsApp is arguably the best messenger and i guess most of you guys will agree with that. But there are things which we don’t like about it apart from WhatsApp’s new status feature. Whatsapp’s method of downloading photos to your phone can prove to be an issue if you don’t have a habit of routinely cleaning your phone.
 Whatsapp picture Junk

Now in that case there are 2 things which you can do either you can choose to delete the entire WhatsApp media folder to get rid of all the photos,but there might be some important photos found within the folder as well, or you can go though the folder by yourself and select those photos individually to delete them, but we all know this could be very time consuming.


But don’t worry  always try to make things simpler for you guys and that’s why i am going to show you a simple and automated way to delete unwanted WhatsApp’s photos.

Excited? So let’s get started

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Going through the folder yourself could be really irritating somtimes, why not have an application that will assist you with the task. And That’s the logic behind an Android application called Siftr Magic.


This app is Developed by an Indian startup called Siftr, and this app is basically a “photo cleaner” app that scans your WhatsApp folder for “junk photos” and deletes them if prompted.According to the developer Siftr Magic uses a self-made image recognition engine that analyses the content of an image to determine the value of the image.

Whatsapp magic cleaner

The app does this by sending small hashes of the images to Siftr’s database of images. To identify and sort the photos as either normal photos or junk photos. So for that you will definitely need an internet connection.

Now in order to clean the junk photos of WhatsApp first head over to the play store and search of siftr magic app and download it. Once download open the app and click this doctor icon to analyze and scan your device. Once the scan is completed, the app will ask the user if they would like to remove all junk photos from their device.

Now before deleting the junk photos i will highly suggest you to go through and check weather any important photo is selected or not. If there is any photo which you want to keep then just uncheck it. Now the last thing which you have to do it to click on this delete icon and the app will immediately delete the junk photos from the device just like this.

Besides WhatsApp, Magic Cleaner can also be used to clear up photos in your device’s gallery. Unlike WhatsApp, Magic Cleaner would scan through your phone’s photo album in search of duplicate photos instead of junk photos.

So all and all siftr Magic is a good tool to have if you’re heavily reliant on WhatsApp. The app itself is currently available only for Android devices, but Siftr has mentioned that it is currently working on an iOS version as well.

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