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How to delete messages on Messenger

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You are concerned that your jealous partner or nosy family members may view the conversations you have on Facebook Messenger and, accordingly, would you like to delete all your chats in order to prevent such a thing from happening?

Well, if that’s your intentions, I’ll be happy to help you understand how to delete messages on Messenger. Even if you do not consider yourself an expert in social networks and, more generally, in topics that have relevance to the world of technology, I can guarantee you that it is a very simple operation to complete and that it can be carried out both by mobile devices and PCs.

In the following lines, therefore, it will be my pleasure to show you how to intervene on the individual messages present in the conversations, deleting both those sent and those received, and how to act on the conversations in their entirety. In short, in the end, you should have quite clear ideas about what to do. Happy reading and good luck for everything!

How to delete messages on Messenger from your mobile

If you wish to find out how to delete messages on Messenger acting from smartphone (or from Tablet, absolutely nothing changes!), the indications you must adhere to are those below, valid for both Android that for iOS / iPadOS.

How to delete messages sent on Messenger

If you want to delete messages on Messenger from your smartphone (or tablet) by acting on the messages you have sent, the first step you need to take is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the drawer and start theMessenger app for Android or iOS / iPadOS.

Now that you see the main screen of the Messenger app, log in to your account (if necessary), then locate the chat on which to go to act and select it among those in the list. If you can’t find the conversation, you can help via the field Near, located at the top, by typing inside the name of the contact of your interest or one or more words present in the messages sent or received.

Once you see the conversation screen of your interest, locate the message that you have sent and that you intend to remove, press on it with your finger and continue to hold for a few moments. When you see the menu appear at the bottom of the display, select the item Remove if you are using Android or the voices More> Remove if you are using iOS / iPadOS.

Then decide whether to remove the message just for you by selecting the option Remove for you and then the voice Remove in the screen you see appear, or even for the recipient, by selecting the option Cancel sending the message.

Keep in mind that in the first case you will be the only one who no longer sees the message but the recipient or in any case the other participants in the conversation will continue to have access to it, while in the second case you will have also proceeded to delete messages on the recipient’s Messenger.

What you were interested in doing was not deleting individual messages from a conversation but delete all chat? Then proceed as follows: go to the main Messenger screen, make a long tap on the conversation of your interest and select the option Delete from the menu that appears, then confirm your intentions by selecting the item Delete in the screen that opens on the screen.

You prefer archive a conversation instead of deleting it, so that you can still access it later while removing it from the Messenger chats screen? Then choose the option Archive from the menu above. To access the archived chat later, tap on Your photo, at the top left, select the item Archived chats from the menu that opens and select the conversation of your interest from the list.

How to delete messages received on Messenger

Delete iPhone Messenger messages

Would you delete messages received on Messenger? This can also be done. To do this, start theapp Messenger on your smartphone or tablet and, once the main screen of the same is displayed, select the conversation on which to intervene.

After opening the conversation, locate the message you want to delete from the chat and make a long press on it, then proceed as follows: select the wording Remove on Android or voices More> Remove on iOS / iPadOS. Finally, tap on the option Remove for you And that’s it.

Obviously, keep in mind that in this case the message will be deleted from the conversation but this will only affect what you see. The sender or in any case the other participants in the conversation will continue to be able to see the removed message without any kind of problem.

As regards, however, the possibility of deleting or archiving entire conversations initiated by other users, the procedure you must implement is the same as I have already indicated in the final part of the previous step.

How to delete messages on Facebook Messenger

You would like to understand how to delete messages on Messenger by acting from computer? Then the instructions you need to follow are the ones you find in the steps below. I already anticipate that the thing is feasible both using the application available for Windows And macOS that the web version of the service.

How to delete messages sent on Messenger

Delete computer Messenger messages

If you want to delete the messages on Messenger you have sent you going to act as a computer, the first move you have to make is to start theapplication available for Windows 10by selecting the relevant connection that you find in Start menu, And macOS, by clicking on theicon In the Launchpad. Alternatively, open the browser that you usually use to surf the net from your PC (eg. Chrome) and connected to home page from Web Messenger.

Now that you see the main Messenger screen, log in to your account (if necessary), then locate the conversation of your interest in the list on the left and click on it. If you can’t find a particular chat, you can help you locate it by typing in the field Search on Messenger at the top left the name of the user of your interest or one or more words present in the messages sent or received.

After opening a certain conversation, do the following: If you’re using Windows 10 or macOS, locate the message you sent that you want to delete, right click on it and choose the option Remove for you or that Remove for all; if you are using Web Messenger, move the mouse pointer over the message to delete, press the button with i three dots vertically that appears in its correspondence, choose the item Remove from the menu that opens and select the option Remove for you or that Cancel send for all. Then proceed to confirm your intentions by clicking on button to remove.

Keep in mind that if you choose to remove the message only for you you will no longer view it but the recipient or in any case the other participants in the conversation will continue to have access to it, while if you choose to delete the message for all this will be permanently deleted for both the sender and for the recipient, as well as for all other users participating in the chat.

If, on the other hand, what you wanted to do was delete a conversation in its entirety, go to the Messenger screen where all the chats are listed and proceed as follows: if you are using Windows 10 or macOS, right-click on the conversation in relation to which you wish to intervene and choose the option Delete the conversation from the context menu that opens; if you are using Web Messenger, place the mouse pointer on the conversation of your interest, click on the button (…) that appears and choose the option Delete the conversation from the menu. Then proceed to confirm your intentions by pressing on button to proceed with the deletion.

Do you want to archive a conversation instead of deleting it, so that you can access it later while removing it from the Messenger chats screen? Then choose the option Hide conversation from the menu above. To access the archived conversation later, simply type and select the name of the account you are interested in in the search field located at the top.

How to delete messages received on Messenger

Delete computer Messenger messages

If that’s your intention delete a message received on Messenger, the first thing you need to do is open theapplication of the service available for Windows 10 or macOS or the web version of the same and select the conversation in relation to which you want to intervene.

Next, locate the message received from the contact you want to delete from the chat and proceed as follows: if you are using Windows 10 or macOS, right-click on the message and select the option Remove for you; if you are using Web Messenger, place the mouse pointer on the message, click on the button with i three dots vertically that appears and choose the option Remove. Subsequently, confirmation your willingness to proceed with the removal by pressing the appropriate button that appears on the screen.

Of course, keep in mind that by doing so the message will be deleted from the conversation but this will only affect what you see. The sender or the other participants in the conversation will continue to see the removed message without problems.

As for the possibility of deleting or archiving entire conversations initiated by other users, the procedure you must follow is the same as I have already indicated in the previous step.

How to delete messages on Messenger all at once

Messenger keyboard

You would like to “empty” Messenger completely by going to delete all together received and sent messages and / or all conversations in their entirety? If this is the case, I already tell you that unfortunately it is not possible to remove multiple messages at the same time, at least not at the time of writing this guide, as no specific function is available.

The same can be said for the removal of conversations in full, it is necessary to act on one chat at a time. For more details on this, you can consult the instructions contained in my specific guide on how to delete all Messenger chats.

How to delete messages on Messenger before they are read

Messenger app icon

Still on the subject, if you are wondering how to delete messages on Messenger before they are read, I inform you that to succeed in the enterprise you just need to use the function that allows you to permanently delete the messages sent in good time.

It is not a complicated thing to do but, as they say, you have to anticipate. For all the details of the case, I refer you to reading my specific guide on how to delete a message on Messenger before it is read.