Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Delete or Archive a Conversation

Archived conversations can be resumed at a later time

Did you know that Facebook Messenger allows you to archive or delete your conversations when you’re done with them? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap and hold on the conversation you wish to archive or delete until a menu appears at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Delete Conversation.”

Step 3: Tap either “Delete Conversation” or “Archive Conversation,” depending on the action you wish to take.

Note: If you want to Archive a conversation, you can also tap “More” instead of “Delete Conversation” in Step 2 above, and then tap “Archive” on the menu that appears. Also note, if you want to find an archived conversation later on, simply search for the contact on the Messenger home feed.