How to delete messages on Telegram

Telegram is an app that is available in the App Store and also in the Google Play Store. The app is free and you only need to have your Wi-Fi or mobile data turned on to use it. You can chat with people worldwide for free; they do not have to be near you!

In this article, we will show you how to delete the messages from the Telegram chat if needed.

Why is deleting messages useful?

Well, it can come in handy if you perhaps misspelled a word and want to correct yourself. So, instead of typing in the correction and the * sign after that, you can simply delete a message and write a new one so the chat would look clean. Or if you have perhaps regretted what you have said in that message and want to delete it before that person sees it, this feature can be a lifesaver.

We are entirely sure that you have experienced a scenario where you wrote a message and sent it to the wrong person, so instead of them seeing it, you can just delete it from that chat and send it again to the right person. It is as simple as it sounds, and you can learn how to delete the messages in just a few minutes by following the steps below. Trust us; this feature is a lifesaver!

Steps to deleting messages on Telegram

To start following the steps below, you must first have the Telegram app downloaded and installed on your phone. Also, ensure that you are already logged into your account; if you aren’t, log in immediately.

  • Open the app on your device.
  • In the chat section, find the chat containing the message you want to delete permanently. Open that chat on your phone.
  • You might have to scroll a bit until you find a message you want to delete, but if that is the last message you sent and that person has not yet seen it, you are in luck! Tap on the message you want to delete to open up a small pop-up menu on your screen.
  • When that menu shows up, you can see many different options. For example, you can Pin that message but find the Delete option among others in that menu. Click on the option when you see it.
  • Another smaller pop-up window is going to show up on your screen. You will now need to confirm if you are sure that you want to delete that message from the chat. Confirm this by clicking on DELETE.

We are also going to show you another way to delete a message.

  • So, do the steps from 1-3. But when you find the message, tap and hold it. You will see a bar show up at the top of your screen.
  • Find the trash can in that bar; it is usually located in the top right corner of the screen. When you find the trash bin click on it.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete that message from the chat; confirm by clicking on the DELETE button.

Steps to deleting all messages on Telegram

  • Launch the Telegram app on your phone
  • Find the chat history on the message list, then tap and hold.
  • Tap on the trash icon in the upper-right menu of the screen.
  • Tap Delete Chat to confirm.

And you are done!

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