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How to Delete Instagram Messages and Conversations

Instagram messaging lets you chat casually with friends or talk to customers. As we use it more, our inboxes get cluttered with old chats. Let's look at how to tidy up by deleting conversations or individual messages.

In this post, I'll share how to remove chats and messages from your view in Instagram. But note that deleting from your side does not guarantee they disappear from the other person's inbox or history.

Learning to properly delete Instagram chats keeps your messages organized. It also lets you take back specific sent messages showing info you want hidden. For anyone using Instagram for business, understanding chat deletion helps you stay professional.

By the end, you'll know how to delete whole conversations or individual sent messages. You'll have the skills to keep a clean inbox and communicate appropriately, whether chatting just for fun or for work.

Removing Conversations

To tidy up your Instagram chats, let's first look at deleting full conversations from your inbox. If you're on an iPhone or Android, start from the main Instagram page and tap the paper airplane icon to get to messages. Then press and hold the chat you want gone. Swipe left and you'll see a red "Delete" option – tap that to remove the conversation. If you're on a laptop or computer,

  • click the message icon on Instagram's website.
  • On the left you'll see your chats under "Chats".
  • Click the conversation to delete, then click the three dots or settings next to its name and select delete.

Remember, deleting only takes away that chat from your view. The other person can still access it unless they delete too.

Chat Search

Instead of scrolling to find a conversation, use Instagram's search bar. At the top of your messages, click search and type in the person's handle, name or a word from the chat. Then you can easily locate and delete any old ones.

Vanish Messages

Instagram also has vanish messages. Enabled chats disappear after being read, so your inbox stays organized.

Removing Messages

To delete just one sent message, open the chat and press and hold that message. "Unsend" will appear – tap it to remove that message from both your view and the recipient's.

On a computer, hover over the message to unsend and click the three dots or settings icon. Hit unsend to delete.

Now you know how to remove conversations or individual messages. Follow the guide to manage your Instagram inbox from mobile or web. While only you see deletions, it allows you to keep chats tidy!