You may intend to remove just one message (or a couple of) out of your entire history. Or you might wish to remove your chat history to start a new conversation without the diversion of old text floating above, or to conceal the details from possibly prying eyes.
In either instance, we'll reveal you what actions to take depending upon whether you're working with a computer or a mobile device like your phone or tablet computer.
How To Erase A Conversation On Facebook
This is about making use of messages on Facebook. For assist with the Messenger app or messenger.com, go to the Messenger Help Center..
To erase a conversation from Facebook:
- Click at the top of the page.
- Open the conversation you intend to erase.
- Click Options at the top of the chat window and also click Delete conversation > Delete conversation
You can additionally erase a conversation from your messages inbox:
- Go to your messages inbox by clicking Messenger in the top left of Facebook.
- Open the conversation you wish to delete.
- Float over the conversation you want to erase and also click.
- Select Delete > Delete.
Note: Once you choose to erase a conversation, this can't be reversed.
Keep in mind that deleting a conversation from your inbox will not remove it from your close friend's inbox.
What Takes place When You Remove a Sent Message on Facebook?
A Facebook user can send out messages straight to other users through Facebook's internal messaging system, called Facebook Messages. The Messages feature resembles private messaging in online forums. You can send, erase or archive messages or whole conversations. Utilizing this feature, you can additionally send out as well as get e-mail like in a standard email system if you have actually established a Facebook e-mail address.
The delete option is partially concealed from view in Facebook Messages. To delete a message that you had actually sent out, click the conversation it comes from, click the "Actions" button at the top right and also select "Delete Messages." Click the sent out message as well as click "Delete" This completely eliminates the message from your account. However it does not stop that message from being delivered to the recipient. As soon as you have actually sent a message, it can not be undone.
The Messages user interface favors archiving messages over removing them. When you click the "x" button beside a message, Facebook archives the message. It vanishes from sight yet is not removed. To see archived messages, click the magnifying glass switch and also select "Archived Messages." Clicking the arrow button on a message sends it back to the main folder.
Arranging through Facebook discussions to discover sent out messages can be tough. To watch just your very own messages, click the magnifying glass switch while in Messages and also pick "Sent Messages." To try to find a certain message, enter your search terms in the search box beside the magnifying glass. If you intend to narrow your search to a particular conversation, select that conversation initially.