How to Delete WeChat Messages

Last updated: May 4, 2017 - 6:01pm EDT

Now that you have downloaded and installed WeChat, and you’ve learned all about how to use the app, you may be wondering how to delete your WeChat messages, especially if your chat page is overloaded with messages. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to delete messages, and how to clear your chat history.

Remember that if you delete messages, they are only deleted from your own personal device, not the devices of other users you were talking with. So always think carefully before you send!

To delete WeChat messages:

  1. Tap the WeChat icon on your mobile device to launch the app.
  2. Ensure you are signed into your personal account.
  3. Find the message you want to delete in a conversation, from either your Chats or Contacts menu, and open it.
  4. Tap the message and hold your finger down until a menu pops up.
  5. Tap Delete.

Detailed Instructions for deleting WeChat messages

1. Open the WeChat app on your mobile device.

Tap the green WeChat icon on your homepage to launch the app.

WeChat app icon on device home screen

2. Sign into your personal WeChat account.

Enter your mobile phone number and password, and tap Log In, if you aren’t already signed in automatically.

WeChat log in screen

3. Find the conversation that contains the message you want to delete.

Tapping either the Chats or Contacts menu, search for the conversation you’ve had that contains the message(s) you want to delete.

Find WeChat conversation

4. Locate the message you want to delete.

Scroll through the conversation and find the message you want to delete. Make sure it is visible on the screen.

Find the message you want to delete

5. To remove the message from your history, tap and hold on the individual message, and then tap Delete.

Tap on the message and hold your finger down until a menu pops up on the screen. Remove your finger, and tap Delete.

Tap on message to delete

Your message is now deleted! You can do this as often as you like, but you will need to do it individually! If you want to delete more messages at once, read below.

To delete WeChat conversations:

  1. Tap the WeChat icon on your mobile device to launch the app.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Find the conversation you want to delete by tapping the Chats menu, and scroll until you locate the chat. Make it visible on the screen.
  4. Tap the conversation and hold your finger down until a menu pops up.
  5. Tap Delete.

Delete WeChat conversation

To clear your WeChat chat history:

  1. Launch the WeChat app on your mobile device.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Tap Me on the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Chat from the categories of available settings.
  6. Tap Clear Chat History.
  7. On the pop-up window, confirm you want to delete your chat history by tapping Clear.

Clear WeChat chat history

 

And that’s how you delete WeChat messages. If you want to learn more about how to become a WeChat pro, check out our other step-by-step tutorials on how to search old messages, and how to use WeChat. If you’re looking to delete WeChat for good, check out our article on how to delete your account.

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