How to Delete Junk WhatsApp Photos Automatically

Are whatsapp images eating away phone's memory?

WhatsApp usually takes most of the memory space on our mobile phones. We are constantly receiving one or the other image be it some funny quote, some information or motivational quote. Our network of friends or should I say, our contact list, believes in this true power of sharing images day and night.

Even when you don’t really wish to download all the images through WhatsApp, depending on your internet connectivity, these images end up in your phone gallery, taking away huge space. And since they originate from your contacts, one way of blocking the senders would not serve the purpose as it may strain your relationship.

So, what would you do?

One way to clean up your phone is to go to your phone gallery, find WhatsApp images and delete the ones you think are junk, either by selecting all or one by one. Other way would be to use some File explorer for your phone, find images from WhatsApp and delete those, again either as a complete folder or selecting individual images.

Now these two methods are time consuming and if you select all for deleting, you may end up deleting even the useful ones.

Delete the Junk Photos in your WhatsApp Automatically

There is one intelligent android app called Magic Cleaner developed by Siftr, an Indian Startup (Proud already!) which does the trick without breaking a sweat. It helps you find and delete junk images from your WhatsApp swiftly.

It scans your images in WhatsApp, applies algorithm to filter out images such as cartoons, screenshots, screen grabs and memes. It automatically selects such images and gives you option to delete all or deselect the ones which you don’t want to delete.

How does it Work?

Siftr has developed its own Image Recognition Engine by which it analyses the content of images to classify them as junk or not. It requires internet connection but won’t consume too much of data as it uses a small fraction of your image to match it against the saved ones on its server.

All said and done, Experiment time!

For my experiment, I ran this app for my WhatsApp account which has 715 images. The app was able to screen those images and found 62 Junk photos. Upon observation, the accuracy was good.

The app lets you delete a fixed number of images as of now. You can invite your friends or wait for a day to increase that limit. Suffice to say, this app works well!


Magic Cleaner is a must have app on your Android phone for all your phone’s memory space and WhatsApp images optimization. Go ahead and use it.
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Chrome experiment PixelSynth translates your images into music

Chrome experiment

PixelSynth is a weird new Chrome Experiment that’s written in Javascript. It allows you to create so called Music (actually just sound waves) from either a set of pre-selected images or by uploading your own image. The sounds that are produced are nothing short of creepy but nonetheless a fun way of idling away time!

Chrome experiment

Chrome experiment PixelSynth

To get started, visit this and click on Launch Experiment. Then you enter the real chrome experiment. On right side you’ll find a control bar as shown below.

Chrome experimentSelect background image. In this case it is “night sky”. You can either select images from the drop down list or “upload from file”.

There are knobs to adjust brightness and contrast. You can alter these and there will be changes in the sounds generated. Similarly, if you click on Sound and Dram buttons (pink ones in the image above), there are options like key, speed and scale.

Long story short, this is just an experiment and be treated like that. It doesn’t produce any sweet sounding music but again, generating music from images is Cool Stuff.

Visit chrome experiments website and Have fun playing with a variety of chrome experiments like this one!

Do Reverse Image Search From your Desktop and Phone

The Reverse Image Search option in Google Images is certainly an option that makes life easier for people who like to play with images. It can help you either trace the origin of your image or find related images in google database. Just go to the webpage and Upload an image from your desktop to Google Images and it will show you either the origins of the image or similar images used by other websites  and also various sizes of the same photo in a jiffy.

You can use the Reverse Search Option in Google Images to find the origins of an image and relevant details. Using ‘Search by image’ feature you can also know in which websites a particular image is being used.

Here is a video that explains exactly how to do reverse image search on and get the desired information.

Reverse Image Search on Your Mobile Phones using Webpages

A limitation with ‘search by image’ option, however, is that it is only available on desktop computers/laptops and not on your mobile phones and tablets.

So, if your friend just shared an image via any social media website or app on your mobile phone and you intend to know the details of the image, it would require you to copy that image, transfer it to your desktop/laptop and do Reverse Image Search on Google Images. Sounds tedious. Right?

Well not, anymore! Here are three ways to do it.

Finally, “Check Request desktop” site option and it will lead you to a webpage where you can find a “camera” button in the search bar as shown below. This is your way to upload the button and reverse search your image.

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How to play YouTube videos in the background on Android

Watching your favorite YouTube video on Android Phone can sometimes be a pain especially if you wish to continue working on other apps while still being able to watch the YouTube video.

The official YouTube application for Android phones does not allow playback in the background while using other apps.

However, there are some apps that will allow you to play YouTube video in the background letting you to continue working on your android phones. Just the kind of application we have been looking for. Isn’t it?

Here I show you how to play YouTube videos in the background on your android phone.

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How to play YouTube videos in the background on Android

After you have selected and clicked on the video of your choice (via the list or the search button), a box should appear in which the video starts playing. This may take time depending on your internet speed.

Exit the app at this juncture and continue with what you were doing on your android phone. Bingo! You are able to
watch the video and surf other apps on your phone.

You can drag and drop this video box anywhere you like on your android phone screen to have minimal disturbance. After the video has been placed, just tap the [X] in the corner of the video box to close it.

Fourth Step: Select the next video

Once your video finishes playback, open the app again, select a new video and play it using the steps described above.

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