Up until now, Android users required going into Settings every time they needed information about the storage space available on their device. In addition to that, they also required going into Settings to delete any of the installed apps present on their device. However, with a new update to the Play Store, Google is now allowing users to view the available storage space on their device and free it up by uninstalling the apps, directly from the Play Store.
The feature was first reported on Reddit from a user by the username ijazulhaqci. According to him, the new feature provides users with insights like how much internal storage space has been used and how much of the internal storage space is available for use.
To use the feature, all you need to do is open the Play Store app and go to My apps & games, by either swiping from the left or hitting the hamburger button present on the left side of the search bar. From the My apps & games menu, you need to go to the Installed section. Here, you will find an option that says Storage. Click Storage and you will see a list of all the installed apps on your device. These apps are sorted into three different categories- Recommended: shows a list of apps in reverse order, taking into consideration how much you use them, meaning, the ones you use the least appear at the top, Size: shows a list of apps sorted according to size, with the larger apps on top, Alphabetical: shows a list of apps according to their name.
In addition to viewing the consumed storage space and free storage space, you can also directly uninstall any of the listed apps straight from the Play Store, without having to go into the Settings on your device. This is a pretty nifty feature and keeps all the app-related functionalities in a single place. To delete an app, you need to select the checkbox right next to it and hit the FREE UP button at the bottom. You can also uninstall multiple apps at once, by selecting the checkbox next to each of them. When selecting the checkbox, the FREE UP button at the bottom shows how much of the storage space would become free on uninstalling the selected app.