How to Select Multiple or All Messages in WhatsApp
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How to Select Multiple or All Messages in WhatsApp

In this post, you’ll see the steps to select a message and chat on WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger.

WhatsApp

You’ll see how to select single or multiple WhatsApp messages and chats here.

Note the following:

  • The below steps apply to chats (group and contact) and messages (yours and others).
  • You can’t select multiple messages on the Desktop app and iPhone.
  • WhatsApp doesn’t have the option to select all messages at once on the Web, Desktop app, iPhone, and Android.
  • You can’t select multiple or all chats at once on the Web or Desktop app.
  • You can’t select all conversations at once on WhatsApp for iPhone.

I use the Android phone, iPhone, Web, and Desktop here.

Select Single or Multiple Messages on WhatsApp

Open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone or iPhone.

Hit the chat you prefer. To select a single message, long-press it.

You can select multiple messages only on Android, and here’s how: Long-press a message you like and tap the remaining ones.

You can select a message on the Web or Desktop app by right-clicking it.

To select a single or many messages on WhatsApp Web, do these steps:

Open the WhatsApp Web and hit the conversation you like. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right. Click “Select messages” and select the messages you want.

That’s all.

Select Single or Multiple Chats on WhatsApp

Open WhatsApp, and ensure you’re in the Chats tab, where you can see all your unarchived chats.

You can select a conversation by pressing it.

Chat selected on WhatsApp
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On Android: Long-press a chat and hit the remaining ones to select multiple.

On iPhone: To select multiple conversations, tap “Edit” at the top left and choose the chats you like.

Multiple chats selected on WhatsApp for iPhone
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To select all the conversations (for Android only), long-press a chat and hit the three vertical dots at the top right. Tap the “Select all” option.

Select all option
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That’s it. Note that you can see a checkmark in the chosen conversations.

Right-click on a conversation in the WhatsApp Web or Desktop to select it.

That’s all.

Telegram

You’ll see the steps to select single or multiple messages and chats on Telegram.

The steps below apply to the group and contact chats. I use Android, iPhone, Web, and Desktop.

Select Single or Multiple Telegram Chats

Launch the Telegram app.

Ensure you’re in the Chats tab, where you can see all your conversations except archived ones.

If you only want to select one chat, long-press it.

Chat selected on Telegram for Android
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On Android: To select multiple conversations, long-press a chat and hit the remaining ones.

On iPhone: To select multiple chats, tap Edit at the top left and choose the conversations you like.

Multiple chats selected on Telegram
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The Telegram app doesn’t have the option to select all chats at once.

Right-click on a conversation in the Telegram Web or Desktop to select it. Note that you can’t select multiple or all chats at once on the Web or Desktop app.

Select Single or Multiple Messages on Telegram

The below steps apply to messages of you and others. Here are the steps:

Open the Telegram app and hit the chat you prefer. To select a single message, tap it.

If you want to select multiple messages on Android, long-press a message you like and tap the remaining ones.

Multiple messages selected on Telegram
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To select many messages on your iPhone, long-press a message, tap the Select option and hit the remaining ones.

Right-click on a message in the Telegram Web or Desktop to select it.

Here are the steps to select multiple messages on the Web or Desktop:

Open the Telegram Web or Desktop app and hit the conversation you like. Right-click on a message and hit “Select.”

Now that message is selected, click the other ones you want to select.

That’s all.

To clear the selection on the Web, hit the three vertical dots at the top right and click Clear Selection. On the Desktop app, hit Cancel at the top.

Alternatively, you can follow these steps on the Web:

Hit the conversation you like and the three vertical dots at the top right. Click “Select Messages” and select the messages you want.

That’s all. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right to clear the selection and click on Clear Selection.

Note that there is no option to select all messages simultaneously on Android, Web, Desktop, and iPhone.

That’s it.

Messenger

Let’s look at the steps to select a message and chat on Facebook Messenger.

The steps below apply to the group and profile chats. I use the Messenger app (Android phone and iPhone) and Desktop here.

Select Single Chat on Messenger

Open the Facebook Messenger app, and you’re in the Chats tab, where you see your unarchived conversations.

To select a single chat, press it, and that’s all.

Right-click on a conversation in the Messenger Desktop to select it.

Note that you can’t select multiple or all conversations at once on the Desktop app, Android, and iPhone.

Select a Message on Messenger

The below steps apply to the message of you and others. Here are the steps:

Open the Messenger app and hit the chat you prefer. If you want to select a single message, long-press it.

You can select a message on the Desktop app by right-clicking it.

Note that you can’t select multiple or all messages at once on the Desktop app, Android phone, and iPhone.

That’s it.