It might be time to start doing chores with your Android phone. We’re talking about taking out the trash. Found on PCs including both Windows and Macs, it appears that Android 12 might be adding a trash can where files that you don’t need or want can be stored before being permanently deleted.
Google is expected to highlight the storage and deletion of Trash in Android 12
Additionally, in Android 12, Google appears to be adding an entry to the Storage menu (Settings > Storage) called Trash that calls up a box when tapped. That box shows how much trash is in the can and also gives users an opportunity to permanently delete all of the files in the trash can. What is unknown is whether users will be able to restore the files in the trash can like they should be able to do with the folder in the Files by Google app.
The Files by Google app should be able to store and permanently delete trash in Android 12
Currently, most trashed files in Android are hidden by file managers and are placed in the same directory where they were originally found instead of moved to a system-wide trash receptacle. XDA notes that it doesn’t appear that such a system-wide Recycle Bin/Trash folder will be available with Android 12. However, Google does apparently plan on making Trash a bigger deal in Android 12.