How to delete all messages from Facebook Messenger

How to delete all messages from Facebook Messenger

Do you want to get rid of your Messenger conversations to make room or because you don’t want someone to see certain messages? So far, if you delete a messenger chat from your chat list, you delete the whole conversation, but you have to delete each chat one by one. So, is there a way to delete many messages or all messages at once to do a total cleaning of your Messenger?

In this TecVideos article we are going to explore the options we have to achieve it and we will teach you how to delete all messenger messages quickly and easily.

How to delete Messenger conversations – without apps

Obviously, the easiest way to delete conversations is to do it from the application. Just by selecting the chat that we want to delete we can delete it completely and, if we open a new chat with that person, all messages will be gone. However, if we want to do this with all our conversations, we will have to delete them one by one.

Delete Messenger messages from the cell phone

If what you need is to delete some Messenger chats, you can easily do it from your cell phone by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the Messenger app.
  2. Look in the list of chats for the conversation you want to delete.
  3. Swipe left on the conversation you want to delete.
  4. Tap the More option and choose Delete.

If what you want is to delete a specific message, you should know that you can delete it only for yourself if you sent it more than 10 minutes ago. If you sent it before, you will be able to delete it for both people, but the other person will know that you have deleted a message.

To do so, just long press on the message and go to More. Choose Delete to delete only a specific message.

Delete Messenger conversations from the computer

To delete your chats from your computer, just head over to Facebook and follow the steps below:

  1. Tap the Messenger icon next to your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. A list of your most recent chats will be displayed. At the end, choose the option See all in Messenger.
  3. Once you are inside the messaging page, go to the chat you want to delete and hover your mouse over it.
  4. Click on the three dots and choose the Delete Chat option.

Automatically, the chat will be deleted and no one will be able to read it even if you reopen a conversation with that person. If you’re not sure if you can message that person, it may have been because they blocked you. Find out more in our article How to tell if I’ve been blocked on Messenger.

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How to delete all messenger messages

Now you might want delete all messages in a conversation at the same time. This will save you time if you absolutely want to empty your entire inbox. In this case, although Facebook does not allow you to do it natively, you can use Chrome extensions or third-party applications.

You should always be careful when installing these extensions, as they must come from the official application sites to prevent them from being malicious or containing malware. In addition, you should also keep in mind that once you delete the messages with these extensions, you will not be able to recover them. Only delete them when you’re 100% sure you won’t need them.

One of the most popular extensions that you can use for this goal Delete all messages on Facebook. Once inside the Facebook Messenger website, you just have to click on the extension and choose the Delete all messages option.

Be careful: as we mentioned before, you won’t be able to get them back once you delete them all.

In addition to this extension, you can also use another extension called Messenger Message Cleaner. With this application you will be able to massively delete messages and chats from your Facebook. We warn you that it is a paid app, although it will allow you to delete 10 messages beforehand to test it.

Apart from deleting messages, you will be able to send messages and archive conversations in bulk as well. You can delete up to 1000 messages in batch.

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