How to Delete Messages on Messenger

By Abby •  Updated: 01/25/21 •  2 min read

Every once in a while, the time comes where you want to delete your messages on Messenger straightaway. In this article, we will guide you to delete messages on Messenger from both your smartphone and computer.

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How do I delete messages on Messenger on mobile

  1. Open the Messenger app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the conversation where you want to delete the message.
    Open the Conversation
  3. Tap and hold on the message you want to delete.
    Tap and hold on the message
  4. Tap on Remove at the bottom right corner.
    Tap on Remove at the bottom
  5. Select the Unsend option from the popup menu.
    Select Unsend
  6. A prompt will appear, select OK to confirm.
    Tap OK to confirm

If you want to delete received messages, then:

Note: This will only remove the message for you.

  1. Tap and hold on the message.
    Press and hold on the message
  2. Tap on Remove at the bottom right corner.
    Tap on remove option
  3. Tap on Remove for You.
    Select Remove for You
  4. A popup will appear, select REMOVE to confirm.
    Confirm Remove

How to delete messages from Facebook Messenger using a web browser

  1. Go to facebook.com and sign in to your account.
    Log in to Facebook
  2. Click on the Messenger icon at the top right corner.
    Click on Messenger
  3. Open the conversation where you want to remove the message.
    Select the Conversation y
  4. Hover over to your message and click on the three-dot icon.
    Click on the three-dot icon
  5. Click on Remove.
    Select Remove
  6. Make sure Unsend for Everyone is selected and click on Remove.
    Select Unsend for Everyone

If you want to delete received messages, then:

  1. Hover over to the message you want to remove and click on the three-dot icon.
    Click on More
  2. Select the Remove option.
    Choose Remove
  3. A popup will appear, select Remove.
    Confirm Remove For you

How do I delete a whole conversation on Messenger

Note: Deleting a conversation on Messenger is permanent.

  1. Launch the Messenger app on your phone.
  2. Tap and hold the conversation you want to delete.
    Open the Conversation
  3. A popup menu will appear, select Delete.
    Tap Delete
  4. Tap DELETE to confirm.
    CONFIRM DELETE
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