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WHATSAPP is getting savvy on storage space.

The popular messaging app is working on a clever new way to clear out one of the worst culprits for digital clutter.

Groups are known for getting quickly clogged up with photos, videos and GIFs, which take up precious space on your iPhone or Android device.

But it could soon be a problem of the past.

Leaked screenshots suggest WhatsApp is developing groups that have an expiry date.

So, you can set the group to clean up in one day, one week or set your own custom date.

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As the description says, "when enabled, you will be prompted to clean up groups on the expiration date".

The option is tucked away within the group settings – though it's not widely available just yet.

WABetaInfo uncovered an early look at the feature on iOS.

As with any beta build, it's still very early days and WhatsApp could ultimately decide not to release it to the wider public at all.

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But if it does come to fruition, it's sure to be useful and popular.

If you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, you can join the app beta programme.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".

Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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