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 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.

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.

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 from the pop-up menu.

These instructions are for individual chats. To delete an entire group chat, simply exit the group. To learn more about Group Chats, read this article.

To clear all messages inside a chat

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

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 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team