How To Delete Snapchat Messages

How To Delete Snapchat Messages

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✎ Key Points:

» To delete Snapchat messages individually, open the chat screen, hold down a specific message, and select “Delete”.
» Since Snapchat lacks a bulk delete option, you’ll need to manually remove messages by clicking and holding each one.

How To Delete Sent Snapchat Messages:

There are some methods that you can follow to delete a snap on Snapchat:

1. Delete Snapchat Message

Follow the steps below to delete Snapchat messages:

Step 1: Open chat and tap and hold messages

You can delete Snapchat messages exclusively from the chat screen within the Snapchat app. It’s essential to use an updated version of Snapchat to prevent any glitches that may arise from using an outdated version. If your Snapchat app isn’t updated, you can easily do so from the Google Play Store before proceeding with this method.

To begin, open the Snapchat application and navigate to the chat screen. You can access the chat screen by swiping to the right from the camera screen. Once you’re in the chat section, click on the specific chat where you wish to delete a message to open it.

Within the chat, you’ll see the messages and snaps exchanged between you and the other user. To delete a message, simply click and hold on it.

Step 2: Tap on Delete

In the Snapchat chat screen, you’ll find all your previous messages and snaps sent. Although you can’t open received snaps to view them, you’ll see a ‘Delivered’ sign next to each. To delete a message, tap and hold the specific message for a few seconds. This action will prompt several options to appear on the screen.

Select ‘Delete’ to erase the message from the chat screen. Upon clicking ‘Delete,’ you’ll be prompted to confirm your decision by selecting ‘Delete Chat’ from the confirmation box. Click on ‘Delete Chat’ to remove the message from the screen.

Step 3: Do the same for all Messages

Since Snapchat doesn’t permit deleting multiple messages simultaneously, you’ll need to delete them individually. If you have several messages to delete, you’ll have to start with one and proceed to delete them one by one until the task is complete.

Similarly, if you wish to delete snaps previously sent by you, you’ll need to tap on ‘Delivered’ next to the paper plane icon and select ‘Delete’ from the options provided. You’ll then need to confirm the deletion by clicking ‘Delete’ in the subsequent confirmation box.

Unfortunately, there’s no direct method to delete multiple messages or an entire chat at once on Snapchat.

However, there are a few indirect methods, which are outlined below.

2. Delete Snapchat Account

You also have the option to permanently delete your Snapchat account, which will erase all chats and messages associated with it. This can be done directly from the Settings section of the Snapchat application.

Once your Snapchat account is deleted, it will be permanently removed from the Snapchat database, and there is no way to recover it. All account information, settings, chats, stories, snap streaks, and snap score will be permanently erased.

After deleting your account, you will no longer be able to send snaps or upload snap stories using that account. However, you can always create a new account using the same name, phone number, or email address after deleting your old one.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Here are the steps you need to follow to delete your Snapchat account:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application.

Step 2: Next, click on the profile Bitmoji icon to access your profile page, then click on the Settings icon to enter Settings.

Step 3: Scroll down the Settings page and click on “I need Help.”

Step 4: You’ll be directed to the Snapchat Support page, where you need to click on “My Account & Security.”

Step 5: Click on “Delete My Account.”

Step 6: On the next page, you’ll see the account portal in blue color.

Step 7: Enter your password in the provided box (your username will already be entered).

Step 8: Click on “CONTINUE.”

Your account will be deleted.

3. Remove the person

If you remove someone from your friend list, the chats won’t appear automatically in the chat section. This makes deleting messages on Snapchat easier, as you don’t have to delete them manually one by one. Instead, you can remove the person from your friend list to delete the messages collectively.

Below are the steps to follow to perform this method:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application.

Step 2: Next, click on the profile Bitmoji icon to access the profile page, then scroll down to click on the option “My Friends.”

Step 3: It will open up the friend list of your account. Scroll down to find the friend that you want to remove from the list.

Step 4: Click and hold the name of the friend.

Step 5: Then click on “More.”

Step 6: Next, you’ll get a few options out of which you need to click on “Remove Friend” to unadd the user on Snapchat.

Now the chat would be deleted automatically.

4. Block the person

You can avoid manually deleting chats or messages by blocking the user on Snapchat, which permanently erases and removes the chats from your account. Blocking someone not only deletes the messages but also prevents the user from finding you on Snapchat until you unblock them.

Blocking the user eliminates the need to manually delete the snaps and messages from the chat screen. The user will not receive any notification about being blocked on Snapchat. This method is the easiest and quickest way to delete sent messages and snaps altogether on Snapchat.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Steps to block someone on Snapchat:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application and enter the profile page by clicking on the Bitmoji icon at the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down the profile page to click on “My Friends.”

Step 3: On the next page, you’ll see the list of your Snapchat friends. Search for the user or scroll down the list to find them.

Step 4: Click and hold the name of the user, then click on “More.”

Step 5: Next, click on the red “Block” option, and confirm it by clicking on “Block” in the confirmation box.

The user will be blocked from your account.

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