How to Delete Messages on iMessage from Both Sides

How to Delete Messages on iMessage from Both Sides

iMessage is one of the best ways to keep in touch with friends and family, but sometimes you want to delete a message for whatever reason.

Maybe you sent an embarrassing message to the wrong person, or maybe you just want to clean up your conversation history.

Whatever the reason, it’s easy to delete messages on iMessage – both from your own device and from the devices of people you’ve messaging. Here’s how!

How do you delete iMessages on both sides?

If you want to delete a message on your own device, simply:

  1. Open the iMessage app.
  2. Find the conversation containing the message you want to delete.
  3. Tap and hold on the message you want to delete. A pop-up menu will appear.
  4. Tap “Delete.”

How do you delete Imessages on both sides?

Deleting Messages on iMessage of The Other Person

If you want to delete a message on the device of the person you’re messaging, you’ll need to ask them to do it for you.

To do this:

Open the iMessage app.

  1. Find the conversation containing the message you want to delete.
  2. Tap and hold on the message you want to delete. A pop-up menu will appear.
  3. Tap “More.”
  4. Select the trash can icon next to the message. This will delete the message for both you and the other person.

And that’s all there is to it! Deleting messages on iMessage is easy, whether you’re doing it on your own device or on someone else’s.

Does deleting iMessage delete for both?

Unfortunately, no – if you delete a message on your own device, it will only be deleted for you.

The other person will still have the message unless they also delete it.

The same goes for if you ask someone to delete a message on their device – it will only be deleted for them, not for you.

To delete a message for both parties, both people will need to delete the message on their own devices.

Does iMessage delete after while?

Nope! iMessage messages are stored indefinitely – unless you delete them, of course.

So if you’re worried about a message coming back to haunt you later, your best bet is to delete it as soon as possible.

Can screenshots be deleted on iMessage?

Yes, but only on your own device. If you take a screenshot of an iMessage conversation and then delete the conversation, the screenshot will remain on your device.

The same goes for if you delete a message within a conversation – the screenshot will still be saved on your device.

However, if you take a screenshot of a message and then delete that message, the screenshot will also be deleted.

As always, remember that taking screenshots of messages can be considered rude, so make sure to ask the other person before you do it!

Can you retract a text message on iPhone?

No, once you send a message, it’s sent – there’s no taking it back.

However, as we mentioned before, you can delete the message on your own device (and ask the other person to delete it on their device) so that it appears as though the message was never sent in the first place.

This isn’t foolproof, of course – if someone took a screenshot of the message before it was deleted, they’ll still have evidence that you sent it.

But it’s the best way to try and “retract” a text message on iPhone.

Do messages stay on iMessage if deleted?

Yes and no. If you delete a message on your own device, it will be gone forever.

But if you delete a message on the device of the person you’re messaging, it will still be available to them unless they also delete it.

The same goes for if you ask someone to delete a message on their device – it will only be deleted for them, not for you.

Can I tell if someone blocked me on iMessage?

If you try to send a message to someone and it says that the message was not delivered, it’s possible that you’ve been blocked.

However, there’s no surefire way to know for sure.

If someone doesn’t want to be contacted, they may simply have their phone turned off or not be checking their messages.

The best way to find out if someone has blocked you is to ask them directly.

Can you unsend an iMessage once delivered?

No. Unsend messages are not part of iMessage’s features.

The safest way to avoid regretting a sent message is to take your time before hitting the send button.

Of course, we all make mistakes and sometimes hit send before we’re ready.

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