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How to delete messages on Messenger

How to delete messages on Messenger

Themes that your jealous girlfriend or other nosy family members can view the conversations you have on Facebook Messenger? Would you like to delete all your chats in order to prevent it? Well, if these are your intentions, I will be happy to help you understand how to delete messages on Messenger. Even if you do not believe yourself to be exactly an expert on social networks and, more generally, on topics that are related to the world of technology, I can guarantee that deleting messages on Messenger is a very simple operation to complete.

In the following paragraphs, I will not only explain how to store chats on Messenger (to delete them temporarily) and how to permanently delete them using the functions integrated on the social network; but I will also talk about a free and very simple solution to use, thanks to which you can delete all your conversations in one go! Obviously, for completeness of information, I will show you how to act both from your mobile device and from your PC, so that you can choose which device to use to complete today’s business.

So, are you still interested in how to delete chats on Facebook Messenger? Perfect, then get comfortable, take a few minutes to read the instructions in the next paragraphs and, more importantly, carefully put them into practice. Enjoy the reading!

Index

  • How to delete messages on Messenger
    How to delete messages on Messenger – From smartphones and tablets
    How to delete messages on Messenger – From PC

 

  • How to delete messages on Messenger – How to delete all messages on Messenger at the same time

 

  •  How to archive messages on Messenger
     – From smartphones and tablets
    – From PC

How to delete messages on Messenger

How to delete messages on Messenger

If you want to delete one or more messages on Messenger in a definitive way, you can use the “Delete” function provided by the famous instant messaging service set by Facebook. But eye, the elimination of the chat is irreversible.

How to delete messages on Messenger – From smartphones and tablets

To delete messages on Messenger from smartphones and tablets, start the Facebook Messenger app on your Android or iOS device (if you have not already done so), find the chat you want to delete and keep your finger pressed on it.

Now, if you use a smartphone or an Android tablet, presses the Delete item in the menu that has been opened and confirms the cancellation of the entire chat by pressing the Delete conversation item. If you use an iOS device, instead, tap the Delete conversation item and, in the menu that opens, press the Delete conversation again.

How to delete messages on Messenger

As I mentioned earlier, on Messenger you can also delete individual messages: to do this, open the conversation containing the message you intend to delete, make a long tap on the latter, presses on Delete in the menu that appears in low (the dustbin icon) and confirm the operation by making a new tap on the Delete item.

How to delete messages on Messenger

How to delete messages on Messenger – From PC

To delete messages on Messenger from PC, access your Facebook account from your favorite browser, click on the Messenger icon (the symbol of the comic) located at the top and, in the menu that appears, click on the item See all on Messenger to access to the section containing your recent chats.

In the page that opened, find the chat you want to delete permanently, click on the gear symbol that appears when the cursor is on it and, in the box that appears on the screen, click on Delete to delete the conversation. In the box that opens, confirm the operation by clicking again on the Delete option.

How to delete messages on Messenger

Please note: unlike other instant messaging platforms, Facebook Messenger does not allow you to revoke the messages sent to make them “invisible” to the recipient. Therefore, by deleting messages sent to Messenger, you will not see them again, but your recipient will.

How to delete messages on Messenger – How to delete all messages on Messenger at the same time

How to delete messages on Messenger

As indicated in the Facebook Help Center, on Messenger it is not possible to delete all conversations at once, not officially at least. This limit imposed by the team of Mark Zuckerberg, however, can easily be bypassed by resorting to third-party solutions and, in this case, by downloading on your browser one of the extensions that allow you to delete all open chat on Messenger in one click.

One of the extensions to do this is Message Cleaner, which can be added to the Google Chrome browser for free. To add the extension to Chrome, first connect to the Chrome Web Store page that hosts it and click first on the (+) Add button and then click Add extension.

How to delete messages on Messenger

As soon as you have added the extension to your browser, log in to your Facebook account from Chrome and go to the section hosting all the recent chats: to reach it, click on the Messenger icon (above) and, in the menu that opens, click on the item See all on Messenger.

Now, click on the icon of Message Cleaner and, in the box that appears on the right, presses the green button Delete all Message to permanently delete and in one click all the conversations opened on Messenger.

How to delete messages on Messenger

If, instead, you want to manually select the conversations to be canceled in one go, click on the Choose & Delete button, manually select the chats to be deleted by checking the box next to each of them (or check the box next to the Select All entry to select them all) and finally click on the green Delete Selected Messages button at the top.

How to delete all messages on Messenger at the same time – How to archive messages on Messenger

How to delete messages on Messenger

You do not want to permanently delete messages on Messenger but you just want to store them (so that you can recover them if you change your mind)? Then read carefully what is written in the next paragraphs to know exactly how to store messages on Messenger using the appropriate function available on both mobile and PC.

How to delete all messages on Messenger at the same time – From smartphones and tablets

To store messages on Messenger from smartphones and tablets, launch the Messenger app on your Android or iOS device (if you have not already done so), locate the conversation you want to archive and hold your finger on it.

Now, if you use an Android device, presses the item Archive in the menu that has opened, while if you use an iOS device, tap on the item Other and, in the menu that opens, click on the option Archive.

How to delete messages on Messenger

How to delete all messages on Messenger at the same time – From PC

To archive messages on Messenger from PC, access your Facebook account from the browser, click on the Messenger icon located at the top (in the blue bar of Facebook) and, in the menu that appears, click on the item See all on Messenger to access the section containing all your recent chats.

In the page that opens, find the conversation that you are going to archive, click on the gear symbol that appears when the cursor is on it and, in the box that opens, click on the item Archive to archive the conversation.

How to delete messages on Messenger

Once the conversation is archived, you can still view the messages by clicking on the blue gear symbol (top left) and then clicking on the Conversations item stored in the menu that appears.

To retrieve a conversation and display it again in recent chats, all you have to do is write and send a new message to it. To delete it permanently, instead, click on the gear symbol and, in the menu that appears, click on the item Delete to complete the operation.

How to delete messages on Messenger