How to delete messages or chats.

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Jul 12, 2013 12:37:31 PM via Website

There are few different ways and options to do this:

First, to delete one or more messages from a conversation:
  1. Launch WhatsApp, go to chat Window with the message you would like to delete
  2. Tap and hold message
  3. You can tap on more messages to select more than one to message to delete
  4. Choose 'Delete'' from the menu.

Next, how to delete individual or group chats
  1. Go the the main chats screen and long press on the chat you would like to delete
  2. Then select ''Delete chat'' or 'Delete and Exit Group'' from the menu.

Lastly, how to delete and clear your ENTIRE chat history
  1. Go to WhatsApp --> Settings --> Chat Settings
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap ''Delete all conversations'' or ''Clear all conversations'
  3. ''Delete all conversations'' will delete all your convos and the messages inside of them
  4. ''Clear...'' will delete all messages and leave the conversatinos in the Chats list.

Hopefully this has helped you out with any WhatsApp issues you might have been having!:wub:

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Jul 20, 2013 11:13:01 PM via Website

Will "delete all conversations" remove you from group?

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Sep 24, 2013 1:34:39 PM via Website

Thanks.... And michel no it would remove you from the group until you use the press and hold long method. That would ask you to exit the group. But that mains setting menu option for deleting conversations wouldn't remove you from the group.

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Feb 6, 2015 9:18:13 AM via Website

nice post,thanks

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May 1, 2015 12:40:45 PM via Website

Tap and hold the message or chat you want to delete..It's very easy!

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Nov 3, 2015 1:52:54 PM via Website

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Jan 12, 2016 10:09:49 AM via Website

Deleting messages is very easy as we have seen here, but I would like to suggest everyone to have backup every now & then just for safe side.

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Jan 13, 2016 10:02:33 AM via Website

The above post is exactly what you to do but remember one thing, to delete a particular chat or message, you can do it with single click but in order to delete the group you have to exit it first & then delete it.

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Jun 7, 2017 12:45:07 PM via Website

1-Open chat window with the message you want to delete.
2-Tap and hold on the message.
3-Optionally, tap Select More tap on more messages to select multiple messages.
4-Tap Delete at the bottom of the right pane.

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Jul 31, 2018 11:24:32 AM via Website

open whatsapp
go to the message you wish to delete
tap and hold
Tap the delete icon

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Aug 2, 2018 4:29:44 AM via Website

Solution 1
1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android phone and go to click the menu button and choose "Settings" > "Chats and calls" > "Chat history".
2. To delete all messages at once, you can choose the option of "Clear all chats". Then, you can choose to delete all messages, messages older than 30 days, or messages older than 6 months.
3. To clear all WhatsApp conversations in bulk, you can select "Deleted all chats". Then, there will be a pop-up dialog, from where you can click "OK" to delete all chat history and messages in bulk.

Solution 2
The tool you need is Android Data Eraser, which is an effective program to erase WhatsApp data from your Android devices permanently and make it unrecoverable. You can also use it to delete other data off Android device, such as photos, videos, contacts, text messages, and so on. It will provide users with 3 different erasing levels to wipe the whole contents & settings on your phone.

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Aug 2, 2018 4:33:11 AM via Website

The procedure of removing WhatsApp conversations from an Android phone selectively is very simple and you can follow the below steps.

  1. Turn on your Android phone, such as Samsung Galaxy S9/S8, and open the WhatsApp app.
  2. Go to "CHATS" tab and choose a contact.
  3. Select a message that you want to delete and long tap on it. Then, you will find the recycle bin appears on the top.
  4. Tap on the recycle bin and click on "DELETE" option on the pop-up dialog.


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