How To Delete Messages In Instagram

Have you ever sent a message in Instagram that you regret? If so, it’s easy to delete the message and start fresh.

In this article, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily delete messages on Instagram. We’ll walk you through the steps of accessing your messages, selecting the one you want to delete, and confirming deletion.

With our help, deleting unwanted messages will be a breeze!

Key Takeaways

  • To delete messages in Instagram, open the conversation, find the message, and tap the sender’s name or profile picture.
  • Press and hold the message, then select the delete option. Confirm the deletion to ensure account and shared content security.
  • Deleting messages in group chats won’t remove them from others’ conversations.
  • Deleted messages are permanent and won’t reappear in conversations, but they won’t block the user or affect the relationship with the sender. Blocking may be necessary for unwanted messages or relationship management.

Access the Message

To delete a message on Instagram, you’ll need to access it first. Open the conversation and find the message you would like to delete.

If it’s in a group chat, tap the name of the person who sent it at the top of the screen. If it’s an individual chat, just select their profile picture.

You can then press and hold that specific message until a menu appears with an option to delete. Select this option and confirm your choice by tapping ‘Delete’ again.

Note: If you have saved messages or are part of large group chats, deleting any messages will not remove them from other people’s conversations – only yours!

Select the Message You Want to Delete

To delete the message you want, first tap on it. This will bring up a menu of options in which you can select the "Delete" option.

Managing conversations with multiple chats can be difficult, so make sure that you are deleting the correct message before proceeding.

If you are using an iPad or iPhone, you may have to press and hold down on the message for two seconds before the delete option appears.

Once selected, it will ask if you would like to delete just your copy of the conversation or if you would like to delete it from both sides.

Selecting either one will remove it permanently from your Instagram page and any other devices associated with your account.

Confirm the Deletion of the Message

Once you’ve selected the ‘Delete’ option, you’ll be asked to confirm the deletion. This is done to make sure that you don’t accidentally delete something important or a message from someone special. Confirming the deletion will ensure that your Instagram account and any shared photos or direct messages are secure.

It is also important to remember that deleting a message will not block the user who sent it, so if they continue to send unwanted messages, blocking them may be necessary.

After confirming the deletion of a message, it will no longer appear in your conversation history with that user.


Deleting messages on Instagram is easy and quick. All you need to do is access the message. Select the one you want to delete and then confirm the deletion. Do this for each message you want to remove and your account will be clear!

It’s that simple – now go ahead and get deleting those unwanted messages!

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