How to delete chat message on Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popularly used social networking services and Facebook messenger is one of the popular free messaging services. There are times when we want to keep our chats secret and don’t want anyone to read them. Deleting the chats is the best way to keep your secrets intact. You may want to delete entire chat conversation or delete chat message on Facebook. In this post, we will learn about how to delete chat messages on Facebook, how to mute your conversation and how to open your conversation in messenger.

How to delete conversation on Facebook

Open your chat box and right click on the settings cogwheel on the top ribbon. 

Select Delete Conversation from the drop-down menu to delete the entire conversation. This will delete your chat history permanently and you won’t be able to retrieve it. So before you click the button make sure that you actually want to delete it or not.


Click on Open in Messenger and your Facebook page will be redirected to the messenger which looks like the image shown below-

delete chat messages on Facebook

How to delete chat message on Facebook

  • You can also delete particular messages on Facebook if you don’t want to delete the entire conversation. For that, you need to delete the messages one by one separately.
  • To delete some specific messages from your Facebook chat, you first need to open your chat in messenger.
  • Click on the three dots beside the message you want to delete and hit the Delete button. 
  • Yes you have to delete each message manually if you don’t want to delete the entire chat conversation.

Facebook earlier had a feature of selecting and deleting multiple messages in one go but that feature is removed with the latest update on Facebook, for no good. You never know Facebook might enable that feature some day. Stay tuned and keep connected to get the latest update on the same.

Happy Facebooking.


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