Delete Multiple Messages on Messenger
If you are one of the 1.3 billion active monthly users of Facebook Messenger, then you might have this query how to delete multiple messages on FB messenger at once?
Don’t worry, I was also one of you and here to share something interesting which will help you to save your time by making you understand that is it really possible to delete multiple text messages on Messenger or not.
Can I Delete Multiple Messages on Messenger?
Currently, there is no such feature on Facebook messenger that allows you to delete multiple messages at once. Instead, you can remove individual text messages by selecting one by one at a time or can delete all chats at once.
Facebook had this feature in the older version, but they put it down due to some reasons, and now users can delete one message at a time or can delete the entire conversation.
Even iPhone and Android users are also unable to delete multiple conversations on Facebook Messenger.
However, some people are recommending several Google Chrome extensions for this purpose. Honestly, I have tried all of them, and nothing worked for me. Personally, I have tried these three free Google chrome extensions “Delete All Messages for Facebook,” “Delete All Messages on Facebook,” and “Fast Delete Messages.”
I have even tried paid versions of these two Google Chrome extensions “Messenger Message Cleaner” and “Multiple Tools for Facebook (L.O.C)”.
Unfortunately, none of them have worked for me, and I am sure neither will work for you. So, I don’t recommend you waste your time trying suspicious extensions. Installing such unnecessary extensions and tools can bring unwanted viruses or giving access to your personal chat to these tools can be dangerous to your privacy as well.
Instead, go for the manual deleting options that Facebook provides. It might be tedious and time-consuming when it comes to deleting hundreds of text messages on Facebook messenger but believe me, below are the only ways available to delete multiple messages on Facebook messenger.
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How to Delete Multiple Messages on Messenger Manually?
Follow below steps to delete multiple chats on Messenger using Windows or Mac PC –
- First, open Facebook Messenger app on your PC or go to Messenger.com
- Login to your Facebook account
- Open the chat of a particular user you want to delete
- Tap on the message you want to delete and click on three vertical dots
- Select Remove
Follow the same process for all the messages you want to delete individually.
It would take much time if you have hundreds of messages to delete. If the entire conversation is not that important and you really want to clean up your Facebook messages then deleting the entire chat would be the best option.
Follow the below steps to delete all Facebook messages at once of a particular sender –
- Open the FB Messenger
- Log into your Facebook account
- Select the sender from the left panel
- Tap on the particular sender and click on three dots
- Select Delete Chat
- A confirmation popup will open, click on the Delete Chat button
Done, your entire conversation with that particular sender will be deleted. Delete the chat wisely because you cannot restore it later.
Can I Delete Multiple Messages in Facebook Messenger on iPhone and Android?
Using the mobile Facebook Messenger app you can delete the entire chat of a particular user but cannot delete individual or multiple text messages on iPhone. On the other hand, Android users can select and remove one text message at a time or can delete all conversations at once.
Follow below steps to delete all messages on Messenger using iPhone or Android –
Delete Messages on Messenger using iPhone
- Open the Messenger App in your Mobile
- Find the user with chat you want to delete
- Tap on the User’s name and swipe it left
- Tap on More and select Delete
- A confirmation message will pop-up, tap on Delete
Your conversation with that particular user will be permanently deleted. iPhone users cannot delete multiple or individual messages, they have to delete the entire chat in order to clean up Facebook messages.
How to Delete Multiple Messages on Messenger Using Android Phone?
- Open the Messenger App
- Open the chat of a particular user
- Select the message you want to delete
- Tap on Remove
It will delete that specific text message only. To delete multiple chats, follow the above process for each message.
In order to delete all Facebook messages on Messenger using your Android device, follow the below steps –
- Open the FB Messenger App
- Open the chat
- Tap on the User’s profile photo or info icon (i)
- Tap on three dots showing on the top right side
- Select Delete Conversation
- A confirmation message “Delete the Entire Conversation” will come up
- Tap on delete
That’s it, you have deleted all text messages on FB Messenger at once. Kindly take a note that deleted conversation cannot be resotred.
Wrapping it up…
In brief, it might be disappointing that there is no way to delete multiple messages on Messenger app but I also suggest that don’t waste time trying alternative methods because nothing will work.
Give priority to your privacy and thus going with available deletion options on Facebook Messenger itself would be a great idea. Avoid giving access to your personal chats to unknown apps and extensions.