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How to Delete WhatsApp Chat (iPhone and Android)

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see how to delete chat on WhatsApp.

Remember that you can only remove the group chat after exiting it.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Desktop, and the Web. Let’s begin.

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Delete WhatsApp Chat on Android

Steps to Delete Single or Multiple WhatsApp Chats

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Select the chat(s) you want to remove.

Hit the “Trash can” icon, which is between “Pin” and “Mute” at the top.

Select the “Also delete media received in this chat from the device gallery” option in the pop-up if you want to remove conversation(s) media.

Tap the “Delete Chat” option in the pop-up.

That’s it.

Steps to Delete All WhatsApp Chats at Once

Follow the steps below if you want to:

  • Remove all contacts chat
  • Clear all group chats
  • Delete media of all chats

Here are the steps:

Launch WhatsApp and hit the three vertical dots on the top right.

Tap “Settings.” Select “Chats” between “Account” and “Notifications.” Tap “Chat history,” which is beneath “Chat backup.”

Select “Delete all chats” beneath the “Clear all chats” option.

Unselect “Also delete media received in chats from the device gallery” in the pop-up to not remove all chat media.

Hit the “Delete Chats” option in the pop-up.

That’s all.

Delete WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

Steps to Delete Single or Multiple WhatsApp Chats

Note: Remember, the steps below will also delete the chat’s media.

Open WhatsApp and hit “Chats” if you’re not in it.

Tap the “Edit” option at the top left.

Hit the chat(s) you want to remove. Tap “Delete” at the bottom right.

In the pop-up, hit the “Delete (the number of selected chats) Chat(s)” option.

That’s it.

Steps to Delete All Chats at Once

Follow the steps below if you want to:

  • Delete all sent and received media

Here are the steps:

Launch WhatsApp for iPhone. Hit “Settings” at the bottom if you’re not in it.

Tap the “Chats” option.

The “Delete All Chats” option is beneath the “Clear All Chats” option.

Provide the number you’ve used to create your WhatsApp account. Hit the “Delete All Chats” option.

That’s it.

Delete Chat on WhatsApp Web

Here are the steps:

Open WhatsApp Web and click the conversation you want to delete.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and select the Delete chat option.

In the pop-up, hit Delete Chat.

That’s it.

Here’s an alternate method to do this task:

Hover your mouse over the chat and hit the Down arrow or right-click on the conversation.

You can now view the Delete chat. Click on it.

Click Delete Chat.

That’s it.

How to Delete Chat on WhatsApp Desktop

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app.

Right-click on the conversation and select Delete.

In the pop-up, click on Delete.

That’s it.

Here’s how you can remove all WhatsApp chats at once (remember that the below steps will also clear the group chats):

Hit the three horizontal dots in the left sidebar of the Desktop app.

Select Settings > Chats.

Hit the Delete all chats button.

If you want to delete starred messages too, uncheck Keep starred messages.

Click on Delete all button and hit Yes.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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