How to Delete a Conversation in iMessage

Sometimes, single-message conversations are no longer needed in your iMessage application on an iPhone. This Gizmo Guide shows the quick and easy process of deleting the conversation as a whole.

Prerequisites: Must have an iPhone

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: Less than 30 seconds 

Expected Outcome: The iMessage conversation will be deleted, and your iMessage application will be a bit more de-cluttered

Tools Required: iOS device

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Steps to Perform 

    1. Open the Messages application on your iOS device
  1. Find the conversation you would like to be deleted
  2. Swipe left on the conversation, shown below

  3. Tap the red garbage can icon
  4. Confirm the deletion process


Note that deleting a conversation does not block a person from contacting you, this just removes the existing conversation from your device.