How To Delete Messages in Facebook Messenger

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This tutorial explains how to delete individual conversations or messages in the Facebook Messenger app.

This procedure applies to iOS, Windows Phone, and Android.

Delete a Conversation in Facebook Messenger

Open the Facebook Messenger app, and find the conversation that you'd like to delete. Tap the Menu button, and then select the Delete option:



A dialogue box reading, Delete This Entire Conversation? will be displayed. Tap the Delete conversation option to confirm your choice:


The conversation thread will be deleted in its entirety.

Delete a Message in Facebook Messenger

Open the Facebook Messenger app, and select the desired conversation.

Hold your finger down on the message that you'd like to delete until a small menu is displayed. Select Delete from the menu options:


A dialogue box reading, Delete Message? will be displayed. Tap the Delete message option to confirm your choice:


The message will be deleted from the conversation.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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