How to clear chats

Android
iOS
Clearing a chat allows you to clear all messages inside a chat. The chat will still be listed in the Chats tab.
Clear an individual or group chat
  1. In the Chats tab, open the individual or group chat you want to clear.
  2. Tap
    more options
    > More > Clear chat.
  3. Check or uncheck Also delete media received in this chat from the device gallery.
  4. Tap Clear chat.
Clear all chats at once
  1. In the Chats tab, tap
    more options
    > Settings > Chats > Chat history.
  2. Tap Clear all chats.
  3. Check or uncheck Also delete media received in chats from the device gallery and Delete starred messages.
  4. Tap Clear chats.
Media will be deleted from your phone if you select Also delete media received in chats from the device gallery. This won’t remove you from a group or remove the chat from the Chats tab.
You can restore the chat history from a cleared chat if your latest backup occurred prior to clearing a chat. You will lose any chat history that occurred after the latest backup.
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