How do I delete messages or chats?

You can delete an entire chat, clear all messages inside a chat, or remove individual messages.

To delete an entire chat

If you have a physical keyboard on your Nokia phone, please follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats screen.
  2. Select the chat you want to delete, but do not open it.
  3. Select Options > Delete chat.

If you have a touch screen Nokia phone, please follow these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats screen.
  2. Long press on the chat you want to delete.
  3. Select Delete chat from the pop-up menu.

These instructions are for individual chats. To delete an entire group chat, simply exit the group. See instructions here.

To clear all messages inside a chat

  1. Go into the chat or group.
  2. Go to Options > Chat History > Clear.

To delete individual messages

  1. Select the message you wish to remove using keypad and go to Options > Delete.
  2. Alternatively, on S40 touchscreen phones, tap and hold the message and tap Delete.

Trying to save chats instead of deleting them? To learn more about chat history, read this article.

Learn how to delete messages or chats on: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team