WhatsApp: Here’s How to Clear a Chat

Remove all messages, but keep the conversation

Did you know that WhatsApp allows you to clear all of the messages in a chat without actually deleting the chat? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp application on iOS. Also note, this process is different on iOS and Android, but our guide will point out the differences.

Step 1: On iOS, tap “Chats” at the bottom of the screen. On Android, tap the “Chats” tab at the top of the screen.

Step 2: On iOS, swipe from right to left on the chat you wish to clear. On Android, tap the chat you wish to clear.

Step 3: On iOS, tap “More.” On Android, tap the Menu button, and then tap “More.”

Step 4: On iOS, tap “Clear Chat.” On Android, tap “Clear chat.”

Step 5: On iOS, tap “Delete all messages.” Note: If the chat contains starred messages, you should also see the option to “Delete all except starred.”