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[SOLVED] How to Delete Snapchat Messages on Your Android

Jul 12, 2024 • Filed to: Data Wipe Solutions • Proven solutions

deleting a snap

Have you ever sent a text message through Snapchat and instantly regretted typing it? Perhaps you meant to write it as an inside joke for just one friend or even as something that should never been said in the first place. Luckily, Snapchat can only delete these messages and entire conversations at once. Consequently, this manual will clearly show you how to delete Snapchat messages on your Android device and additional tips for handling your snaps. Read on to learn more.

Part 1. Why Delete Snapchat Messages?

If you need the deletion of some; or all Snapchat messages, there are many reasons why you can choose to do this. It could be issues regarding privacy or crowded chat history. It may also be about other people accessing your conversations. So, whatever the reason, the app lets you take charge of your messaging.

Part 2. Deleting Individual Messages

Let’s say you wish to disappear a specific message in a snapchat chat. It is pretty easy to delete individual Snapchat messages. Here is how:

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Start by opening the app on your Android phone.

Step 2: Go to Chats

Swipe right on Snapchat’s main screen to proceed to the chat list screen.

Step 3: Select the Chat

Tap on the thread where the message you want gone is at.

go to a conversation

Step 4: Long Press the Message

Press and hold onto the message you want removed.

Step 5: Select "Delete"

Click “delete” from the appearing options.

click delete button

Step 6: Confirm Deletion

Confirm that you want to delete the message by clicking “Okay.”

click okay button

Important Notes
  • Your friend will be alerted that you have deleted a message. Once seen, there is no way it can be completely wiped out.
  • It is important to note what one sends on Snapchat because people can still take screenshots even before deleting a snap.

snapchat deleted message

Part 3. Deleting Entire Conversations

You may sometimes want to delete a conversation instead of a single message - here’s how you can do it:

Delete Conversation on Chat List

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Launch the app and swipe right until you get to your chats.

Step 2: Press and hold the Conversation

Press and hold on to the conversation you want to delete until the additional options appear.

go to a conversation

Step 3: Click the Delete Option

Tap “Chat and Notification Settings” > “Clear from Chat Feed” from the options on the screen.

click clear from chat feed

Step 4:Confirm Deletion

Confirm the deletion by clicking “Clear” to remove the conversation from your chat list.

click clear button to confirm

Removing Conversations under Settings

Step 1: Open Snapchat Settings

Click your profile icon on the top left and then the gear icon to access settings.

go to account settings

Step 2: Find Account Actions

Scroll down to locate “Clear Conversations.”

click clear conversation

Step3: Choose the Conversation

Select the “X” beside the conversation you want to remove.

click x button

Step 4: Confirm Decision

Confirm this action by clicking “Clear” to delete the conversation.

tap clear button

Part 4. Advanced Deletion Options

Snapchat has a “Delete After Viewing” Feature that can help manage message deletions effectively. When viewed, all messages on Snapchat are automatically removed. However, users can set this feature as desired:

Step 1: Enter a Chat Room

Visit any chatroom or any conversation that requires management by its owner.

Step 2: Selecting Chat Icon

Click your friend’s profile image over a chatbox page display.

click friend profile picture

Step 3: Choose Delete Chats

Click the three dots “…” on the upper right corner of your screen, then “Chat and Notification Settings” > “Delete Chats…”

go to delete chats

Step 4: Set the Timer for the Deletion of Messages after Viewing Them

Choose the timer you want to set for deletion; the options are After or 24 hours after viewing.

choose delete chats setting

Part 5. Manage Your Snapchat Messages with Wondershare Dr.Fone

Snapchat allows for basic deletion options, but you may require something more advanced for data management. Wondershare Dr.Fone comes with stronger tools to manage your Snapchat messages and other data on your device.

Wondershare Dr.Fone - Data Erase

In this case, Dr.Fone has a feature that will help you completely erase all data from your device, ensuring that deleted messages and other sensitive information are permanently removed. This is how to use the tool called Dr.Fone – Data Erase:

Note: Using the Data Erase function means wiping out your data forever. Hence, we strongly advise using Dr.Fone Phone Backup before using Data Erase.

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Step 1: Open Wondershare Dr.Fone software on your computer and connect a USB cable or wirelessly to get connected.

Step 2: If your connection is successful, proceed to the Toolbox section on the left side and click the Data Eraser option.

Step 3: A pop-up window with the Data Eraser tab will allow you to start the process by clicking “Start.”

click start button

Step 4: After clicking “Start,” the next window will ask for the verification code flashed on the screen by providing “Erase Now” by Dr.Fone.

click erase now

Step 5: The next screen will show you the progress of the process. If you wish to cancel, click Stop. After the process is complete, you will see the Erasure Report button. Click it to see what data types have been removed from your device.

click erasure report


Knowing how to delete Snapchat messages is important because it helps maintain your privacy and manage your Android device. Whatever you want to be removed from the chat- whether specific messages or the whole thing– Wondershare Dr.Fone Data Eraser has covered you. To effectively handle your Snapchat messages, these steps will be of great importance as they will keep your conversations confidential and maintain clean devices.

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