How to Delete Messages on Pinterest

Just like other social networking sites, Pinterest has a messaging feature that allows users to interact with other people through messages. However, Pinterest is not as easy as Facebook Messenger or Instagram Direct Messages. It may get a little difficult for people to use it, especially if you are a beginner.

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Have you ever wanted to delete messages on Pinterest? or want to delete Pinterest messages from both sides?

If you’re using Pinterest for a very long time, you might already know that there is no way to delete messages on Pinterest. However, it is possible to hide chats on Pinterest.

In other words, messages are only hidden from your inbox, but it’s still available on the server and visible to the receiver.

In this guide, you’ll learn possible ways to delete messages on Pinterest on Android and iPhone and later we also discuss does blocking someone on Pinterest delete messages or not.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Delete Messages on Pinterest

Unfortunately, you can’t delete messages on Pinterest permanently. After the recent update, Pinterest completely removed the delete messages option. As of now, you are only allowed to hide the entire message conversation from the inbox.

But if you are using an older version of the Pinterest app, you can follow the below steps to delete messages permanently.

Here’s how you can:

  • Open the Pinterest app on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Tap on the Messages icon at the bottom bar.
  • Hold the message you want to delete for 3 seconds.
  • Next, tap on delete and it will be removed permanently.

There you go! The message will be deleted from your account permanently. Now, one important thing you must note here is that messages on Pinterest can only be deleted from your chat history.

They will not be removed from the other Pinterest user you talked to. So, the chat will still be visible to them unless you get them to delete those messages from their account too.

How to Hide Pinterest Messages

Sometimes this happens when you open Pinterest, share a meme, or a send message to the wrong person. Or, you share private photos or videos with someone unintentionally. We all have faced this problem.

On Instagram, it is quite easy to unsend the message before the person could read it. All you got to do is hold the message for a few seconds and an option to unsend it will appear at the bottom. That’s it! Unless the person was active on the platform at the time you sent the message, there is no way they can retrieve the deleted message.

However, Pinterest does not have a direct unsend button. You cannot unsend a message that’s sent to a Pinterest account. The good news is you can hide this message from the person, report the conversation, or block that user.

Those were the three things you can do to keep the person from reading the message you did not intend to send. If nothing works, you can talk to the Pinterest support team. This is recommended only when the matter is serious, and it is absolutely important to get the chats erased for security reasons. Pinterest might help delete the conversations.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.