Privacy is an important thing in today’s world. Companies have strived to give users all the privacy they wish, from online gaming to dating apps. However, it’s high time to think about if that kind of privacy is such a good thing. For example, let’s talk about dating apps. While users should feel comfortable and safe at all times, they shouldn’t be safe enough to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences. There should be something to hold them responsible, don’t you think?
For example, let’s say you’re on a dating app, and you start talking to another person you like. Your conversations are quite fun, and you’re considering asking them about when bam! They’ve ghosted you out of the blue with no reasons or hints whatsoever.
This is quite a hurtful situation because it doesn’t have closure, one of our basic subconscious. Everything needs to end for a reason, with stress on the latter phrase. Otherwise, our brains will keep returning to that one inequation, trying to figure out what went wrong; it’s pure human nature.
So instead of hurting people left and right, isn’t it better to talk responsibility for your actions and let them know what you’ve decided? While “it’s not you, it’s me” might sound cliché, it takes courage to say that and ingrained good will, too.
That way, when they look back at you, they think of you as someone it never would’ve worked out with but someone they respect nonetheless. Our brains are wired to think of resolved endings to be similar to happy endings. So, when you end things with proper closure, both of you will always think of it as ending things on a good note.
So, privacy is important, but it’s pointless and even wrong to expect an unreasonable amount of it anywhere.
Today, we’ll discuss if you deleting an entire conversation on Messenger will lead to the same change appearing on the other person’s account, too.
If You Delete Entire Conversation on Facebook Messenger, Will Other Person Still See It?
Facebook is a large social media platform with great privacy and security features, but they’re only there to an extent. Unreasonable security features do more harm than good; for example, let’s take today’s topic. If you delete an entire conversation with someone on Facebook Messenger, will it also disappear from their chats? The answer is no; it doesn’t.
Not only is it unreasonable, but it also doesn’t make sense for that to be allowed on the platform.
Here’s how to delete an entire conversation on Facebook Messenger
Step 1: Launch the Facebook Messenger mobile app on your smartphone.
Step 2: You’ll automatically land on your Chats page. Long press the chat you’re going to delete. A pop-up menu with many options will be displayed.
Step 3: Tap on the Delete option on that menu. Messenger will warn that this cannot be undone.
Step 4: Tap on the DELETE button, and you’re great to go.
So, you need to delete the chats from their side. What can you do about this? Will blocking them delete the conversations from both sides?
Well, the answer is no; it won’t. Even if you block them or vice versa, you’ll both still see the entire chat thread unless you delete it manually. If you still wish to block them on the platform, we won’t be the ones to stop you.
Step 1: Here, instead of tapping the second option on the pop-up menu called Delete, tap on the last option called Block.
Step 2: You’ll then be presented with two options: Block messages and calls on Messenger or Block on Facebook. Now, keep in mind that the latter option also includes stopping their calls and chats from reaching you.
Tap on whichever option is the most convenient for you, and your work is done here.
Let’s say you block them in a fit of frustration. However, now that they’ve apologized, you feel slightly calmer and admit that you overreacted. As you now need to make up for it, you wish to unblock them. Don’t worry; we’ve got you.
Here’s how to unblock a user on Facebook Messenger
Step 1: From the Chats page, you need to tap on the thumbnail of your profile picture at the top left corner.
Step 2: Now, you’re on the Messenger settings. Scroll down to Preferences and tap the option called Privacy and Safety.
Step 3: In the Who can reach you subsection, you’ll see three options. Tap on the last one, called Blocked accounts. Tap on the user’s name who you wish to unblock.
Step 4: Next, tap on the option called Unblock on Facebook or Unblock messages and call, and you’re good to go!
As this blog has reached this end, let us do a quick once-over of all we’ve discussed. Even if you delete the conversation thread on Facebook Messenger, the other person will still have it. There’s no reason why it’ll affect their account in any way whatsoever. You could try blocking them, but again, it won’t help.
Still, we’ve laid down the steps to delete a conversation and block someone on Facebook Messenger if you wish to do it anyway. After, we’ve also laid down the steps to unblocking this user if you change your mind.
If you have any queries, we’re all ears; let us know in the comments section!