Can you delete messenger messages on both sides?

Answered by Robert Flynn

It is possible to delete Facebook Messenger messages from both sides. Deleting messages can be useful if you want to remove a conversation or if you have sent a message by mistake. Here are the steps to delete messages from both sides on Facebook Messenger.

1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone. Make sure you are logged in to your account.

2. Go to the conversation where the message you want to delete is located. You can scroll through your list of conversations or use the search bar to find a specific conversation.

3. Tap and hold the message you want to delete. This will bring up a menu with various options.

4. From the menu, select the “Remove” option. On some devices, it may be labeled as “Delete” or represented by a trash can icon.

5. A prompt will appear asking you who you want to remove the message for. You can choose between “Remove for You” or “Remove for Everyone”.

6. To delete the message from both sides, choose the “Remove for Everyone” option. This will remove the message not only from your side but also from the recipient’s side.

7. After selecting “Remove for Everyone”, a confirmation prompt will appear. It will inform you that the message will be permanently deleted and cannot be undone. If you are sure you want to proceed, tap on “Remove”.

8. Once you have confirmed the deletion, the message will be removed from both sides. The recipient will no longer be able to see the message in the conversation.

It is important to note that deleting a message from both sides does not guarantee that it has been completely erased. There is still a possibility that the recipient may have seen or taken a screenshot of the message before it was deleted. Additionally, Facebook may retain copies of messages on its servers for a certain period of time.

Deleting Facebook Messenger messages from both sides is possible by following the steps mentioned above. However, it is always advisable to be cautious about the content of your messages and consider the potential consequences before sending them.