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Manage Links & Attachments In iMessage For iPhone/iPad

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One of the most used applications on the iPhone and iPad is “Messages.” No one is surprised because the app is a useful way to communicate with all of your family, friends, coworkers and other people close to you if you’re not willing to make a phone call or send an email.

On top of that, “Messages” allows you to send both SMS and iMessages to other Apple users, therefore it is surely the one-stop-shop for all of your communication needs on most iOS devices, especially when you’re on iOS 14.

And as you already know, while chatting with others, we’ll most likely need to send lots of pictures, clips, animated GIFs, links, and other attachments via Messages from time to time. However, once in a while, it might be hard to find what you are searching for, and all those attachments will begin to reduce the local storage space on your device. See How To Manage Links And Attachments In iMessage For iPhone And iPad:

How Can I View All Attachments Is A Conversation To In Messages?

  • Open “Messages” on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click a conversation that you wish to view the attachments for.
  • Click the contact pictures at the top of the conversation.
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  • Click the info button (It resembles an “i” in a circle).5. Swipe down until the Photos, Links, Locations, and Documents sections are visible (any other file types you might have should also show up here.)
  • Click “See All” to view all of the attachments of that category.
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  • When you find what you are searching for, simply click the attachment to view.
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How Can I Manage Attachments In A Conversation Thread In Messages?

If you have sent and received several photos, videos, links, or other attachments over time, it’ll pile up and occupy precious space. You’ll need to manage your attachments in Messages often to keep it clutter-free and free up space for more applications or taking more photos and videos.

  • Launch Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click a conversation that you wish to manage attachments for.
  • Click Contact Pictures at the top of the conversation thread.
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  • Click “Info” (It resembles an “i” in a circle).
  • Swipe down until your attachments are visible, then click “See All.”
  • Click “Select.”
  • Choose which attachments you wish to manage.
  • Click “Delete.”
  • Confirm your deletion.
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You’ll have to repeat this process for every conversation thread that you wish to clean up.

That is that.

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