Telegram has become a go-to platform for a surprisingly wide variety of applications. Though most users still use the app for messaging, the possibilities of uses with Telegram seem nearly endless. In an era when most online platforms are finding ways to extract more money from users by asking them to pay for availing their services, Telegram is like that rare friend in our circle who knows a way to get things done differently.
Telegram has become pretty much like a mini-internet that can let you do things far beyond the capabilities of a normal messaging app.
While the possibilities with Telegram are far-reaching, we, in this blog, are going to discuss a feature that concerns a far more common and basic functionality of the platform: messages.
If you have just begun using Telegram, it is normal for you to feel a bit lost in the maze of so many features of the app. One of the issues most beginners experience while using the app is that of deleting multiple messages.
This blog is for you if you need to know how to delete multiple messages on Telegram. Read on as we explain this and some other interesting tips from Telegram.
How to Delete Multiple Messages on Telegram
Deleting messages on Telegram is not as difficult or confusing as it might seem. It is not difficult at all. Once you understand how to do it, you will realize how simple it is!
Now, there can be many ways you might want to delete multiple messages on Telegram. You might need to delete multiple messages in a chat or even want to delete all the messages from a chat. At other times, you might want to delete multiple conversations at once.
Depending on what you want, there are different ways to perform each task. Let’s look at each method, beginning with multiple messages from the same chat.
How to Delete Multiple Messages From the Same Chat on Telegram
If you only want to delete multiple messages from the same chat on Telegram, that’s no trouble at all. It is one of the easiest things you can do on Telegram. Let’s jump right into it.
You can delete both your and the other user’s messages for one-to-one conversations. In other words, if you are chatting with a single person on Telegram, you can delete any messages you want– not only for you but also for them.
Step 1: To delete a message on a one-to-one chat, open the chat and tap and hold the selected message for a few moments until a few icons appear on the top.
Step 2: To select more messages, just tap on all the messages you want to delete.
Step 3: Then tap on the Dustbin icon at the top-right corner.
Step 4: As the Delete message pop-up appears on the screen, check the box next to Also delete for [name] to delete the messages on the other end.
Step 5: Tap on Delete to confirm.
NOTE: If you are the owner or an admin of a group chat on Telegram, you can delete anyone’s message for everyone in the group. However, if you are just a group member, you can only delete your messages for everyone.
How to delete all the messages from a chat on Telegram?
You can also delete all the messages of a chat at once. Don’t worry; you don’t need to select all the messages one by one. Telegram offers a much simpler way to delete the entire chat history without hassle.
Follow these steps to delete all the messages from a Telegram chat:
Step 1: Open the Telegram app and go to the chat you want to clear.
Step 2: On the chat screen, tap on the three dots at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on the option Clear History. A pop-up will appear.
Step 4: To clear the chat for the other person as well, check the box next to Also delete for [name].
Step 5: Tap on Delete. All the messages will be deleted for both of you.
NOTE: In a group chat, you can delete all the messages only if you are the owner or admin. However, there is no way to delete all the messages at once– you can either delete messages manually or delete the group itself.
How to delete a chat on Telegram?
Deleting a chat is a little different from deleting all the messages of a chat, which we just discussed. When you delete a chat on Telegram, not only does the chat history get cleared, but the chat also disappears altogether from Telegram.
Follow these steps to delete a chat on Telegram:
Step 1: Open the Telegram app.
Step 2: Tap and hold a chat to select it. A few options will show up on the screen.
Step 3: Tap on the dustbin icon near the top-right corner, just before the three dots.
Step 4: As the delete chat pop-up appears, check the box to delete the chat and messages for the other person.
Step 5: Hit the Delete button. The chat will be deleted from your Telegram app.
NOTE: You cannot delete a group chat for everyone, even if you are the admin or owner. The only way to delete a group for everyone is by removing all the members first and deleting the group after that.