How to Move WhatsApp Media to SD Card

By Elsie Wesley, Thursday, July 7, 2016

One problem that has troubled WhatsApp users is the struggling between limited internal storage and countless fun videos and pictures. We receive new videos and images on WhatsApp everyday and can store these media files nowhere except internal memory on our phone, due to some "technical hurdle" as it is explained on WhatsApp.com. So does it leave us no choice but delete some media files when our phone internal memory is low? Not really. This post is going to introduce you a simple method to move WhatsApp media to SD card so that your phone internal memory can be freed up.

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Move WhatsApp Media to SD Card via File Manager

STEP 1. Launch the file manager app on your phone. If you don't have one, you can find some useful file manager apps on Google Play and download one.

STEP 2. On file manger app, open the internal storage files, from which you will find a folder named WhatsApp.

STEP 3. Open the WhatsApp folder, find the Media folder, and cut the folder.

STEP 4. Create a new folder on SD card named WhatsApp. Open the new folder and paste the media files from internal memory into it.

Move WhatsApp Media to SD Card


The method is very straightforward. You should try it by yourself. Before you start to put the method into practice, here is a little heads up: the method aims at helping Android users to better manage their WhatsApp media files and you can’t set it as the default option to move media to external memory.

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