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5 Ways to Delete Multiple Facebook Messages

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If you have been using Facebook for a long time and use it to message your friends and connections, then you will find your message inbox full of chats. You might also want to delete them as managing them is hard, and especially useless messages are nothing but junk for you. Manually deleting them will consume a lot of time. By default, Facebook will not allow you to delete multiple messages; instead, you can delete the entire conversation. On the main messages window, you’ll see an archive option that makes messages go away, but it doesn’t delete them. Now you can go through each message and delete it one at a time. Now, this sounds like a tedious thing to do. What if we tell you other ways to do so? In this article, we will tell you about 3 Ways to Delete Multiple Facebook Messages.

3 Ways to Delete Multiple Facebook Messages

5 Ways to Delete Multiple Facebook Messages

Method 1: Facebook Fast Delete Messages Chrome extension

Facebook Fast Delete Messages is a popular Google Chrome extension that will help you delete multiple messages, follow the steps to install the extension and delete messages:

1. Navigate to the chrome web store and follow the steps to add the Facebook Fast Delete Messages Extension.

Navigate to the chrome web store and follow the steps to add the Extension..

2. When added, click on the Facebook Fast Delete Messages extension icon then click on the Open Messages button.

click on the Facebook Fast Delete Messages extension icon then click on open messages

Note: This will redirect you to the Facebook messages page if you are already logged in. if not, log in to the Facebook account.

3. Once the page opens, again click on the Extension icon then click on Delete All Messages button.

click on the extension icon and select Delete all messages option.

4. A confirmation window will popup, asking are you sure you want to delete all messages. Click on Yes, Delete to delete all the messages.

Click on Yes, Delete to delete all messages.

In this way, all your Facebook messages will be deleted.

Method 2: Deleting Messages on your PC

To delete your multiple messages from Facebook using your PC or laptop you can follow the steps:

1. Login to your Facebook account.

2. On the upper right corner, click on Messages then choose “See All in Messenger”  in the bottom left corner of the popup.

click on messenger then choose “See All in Messenger”  in the bottom left corner of the popup.

3. For deleting the entire message thread, hover over the chat and click on the three-dot icon then click on the “Delete” option.

hover over the chat then click the three-dot icon. Then hit the “Delete” option.

4. It will then prompt you with 3 options which are Cancel, Delete, or Hide Conversation. Click the “Delete” option to continue with the deletion of the entire conversation.

Click the “Delete” in order to continue the deletion of the entire conversation.
For deleting any specific text or message of your conversation

1. Open the conversation & hover over the message.

2. Click on the 3 horizontal dots and then click on Remove option.

click the 3 horizontal dots & hit Remove

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Method 3: Deleting Messages on your Mobile (Android)

The steps to delete multiple Facebook message on smartphones are:

1. If you do not have the Facebook messenger by now, download the Messenger app from Google play store.

2. Open the app and log in with your username and password.

To delete the complete conversation:

1. Select & hold down the thread you want to delete, a short popup will appear.

2. Tap on the Recycle bin icon on the red circle on the right side of the screen.

Tap on the Recycle bin icon in the red circle at the right side of the screen..

3. A confirmation popup will appear, tap on Delete.

A confirmation popup will appear, tap on Delete.

In case you wish to delete a single message

1. Go to the conversation and hold down any particular message you wish to delete.

2. Then, tap on Remove at the bottom.

ap on “Remove” at the bottom. more options of remove will be prompt. choose as required.

3. Tap on the delete icon next to the “Remove for you” option.

Also Read: How to make your Facebook Account more secure?

How to Archive Facebook Messages on Android:

1. Go to your Messenger.

2. Tap on the Chats icon and you will see the list of your conversations.

3. Press and hold any specific conversation which you wish to archive. Tap on three horizontal lines icon.

Press and hold any specific conversation which you wish to archive. Tap on three horizontal lines icon.

4. A popup will appear, select the Archive option and your messages will be archived.

A popup will appear, select the Archive option. Your messages will be archived.

Method 4: Bulk Deletion

There are several Chrome extensions which offer bulk deletion feature, but one of the best extension is “Delete All Messages for Facebook”.

1. Install the Chrome extension  “Delete All Messages for Facebook” by clicking on Add to Chrome button.

Install the Chrome extension  Delete All Messages for Facebook by clicking on Add to Chrome.

2. Open Messenger in Chrome and log in to your Facebook account.

3. Scroll down to load your messages or else they won’t be deleted.

4. Click on the Extension from the top-right corner of the google toolbar.

5. Select the “Choose & Delete.” option from the extension menu.

6. Check the messages you want to delete using the checkboxes on the left side. Then, click “Delete Selected Messages” on top of the page. The messages you selected will be deleted.

The Nuclear option

1. Open your FB Messenger in chrome.

2. Now you have to scroll down to load your messages or else they won’t be deleted.

3. From the top-right, click the extension icon from the toolbar.

4. Now choose “Delete All Messages” & select the prompts that follow!

Method 5: Deleting Messages on iOS

1. Open Messenger app, scroll through your conversation to look for the message you wish to Delete.

2. Tap & hold the conversation you want to Delete. Now, tap on three horizontal lines icon and select Delete.

Tap & hold the conversation you want to Delete. Now, tap on three horizontal lines icon. Then select Delete.

Also Read: The Ultimate Guide to Manage Your Facebook Privacy Settings

That’s it you have successfully learned How to delete multiple Facebook messages but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

7 thoughts on “5 Ways to Delete Multiple Facebook Messages”

  1. Katherine DeCouto

    When i add the chrome extension suggested it says i don’t have any messages when i literally have hundreds

    Any suggestions?

  2. In “Method 4: Bulk Deletion” step 6, the instruction says “Check the messages you want to delete using the checkboxes on the left side”. This method (and the whole extension) DOES NOT WORK, as can be seen from the multiple reviews left by angry users on the extension page. Perhaps you should actually try these steps first before recommending them to your readers.

  3. Thanks for the tips! Facebook changes something everyday! And it’s so hard to keep up. I would like to mention one more helpful browser extenxion for Facebook users, it’s called Cucomm. It allows you to send mass messages or automatically add friends on Facebook. It’s very convenient, and it saves much time when you want to send messages to many people at once.

  4. Nice try. It doesn’t work. Probably a phishing scam. I’ll delete it right away. I wish there was a way that worked to delete multiple messages on Facebook. Oh well. Just another reason why I’m moving away from Facebook.

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