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 S60 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. Press Options > Delete chat.

If you have a touch screen Nokia S60 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 the keypad or tapping on the message and go to Options > Message > Delete.
  2. Alternatively on S60 keyboard phones, you can select the message and hit the backspace button on your keyboard.

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 S40 | Windows Phone | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team