You often use Instagram to converse privately with other users, using Direct , but the screen containing the messages has become excessively crowded and, consequently, would you like to do some cleaning by deleting all the various conversations? Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead!
How do you say? Having never done it, don’t you have the faintest idea how to do it? No problem … I’ll explain it to you! If you dedicate a few minutes of your precious time to me, in fact, I can show you, in an easy way but not for this lack of details, how to delete all Direct from Instagram , going to act from Android, iPhone and computer.
So what? How about putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great. Position yourself, therefore, comfortable and immediately begin to focus on putting into practice what is reported below. I sincerely hope that, in the end, you will be very happy and satisfied with the results obtained.
Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to explain how to delete all Direct from Instagram , there is some preliminary information about it that I have to give you.
Let’s start from a fundamental assumption: the removal, in bulk, of all private conversations from Instagram is not feasible , or at least at the moment in which I am writing this guide, there is no function proposed for this purpose. However, you can remove individual conversations, selecting them one at a time, until the Instagram section dedicated to Direct is completely cleared or in any case by eliminating the various conversations you want to get rid of.
However, please note that deleting conversations in full is unambivalent and does not allow you to remove chats entirely. This, to be more precise, means that the cancellation is valid only for the account of the user who performs the removal. The other users involved, in fact, will not see the conversations disappear and will be able to continue viewing the messages received and sent without problems.
Different, instead , is the speech for the single messages contained within a conversation: in this case, you can delete all the messages sent in one go. The messages received, however, cannot be removed, either individually or in groups.
In this second case, moreover, the cancellation by the sender involves the effective and definitive removal also for the other accounts involved in the Direct. However, it should be considered that the people to whom the deleted Direct was sent may have already seen it.
How to delete all Direct on Instagram
Having made the necessary clarifications above, I would say that we can finally get to the heart of the guide and find out how to delete all Direct on Instagram . Below, therefore, you will find the instructions to be implemented on Android devices, on iPhone and on computer .
If you intend to delete all Direct from Instagram and you are using an Android device, the first step is to take the latter, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the drawer and start the Instagram app, by touching the relative icon ( the one with the retro camera ). If necessary, also log in to your account.
On the main Instagram screen, tap the icon with the paper airplane present at the top right, to access the application section for Direct. You can also access the same section of the app by swiping your finger across the screen from right to left.
Next, locate the first conversation you want to remove (if you can’t find it, you can help by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the search field at the top), press on it with your finger and continue to hold it down for a few moments, until when you do not see the menu appear through which you are asked what you intend to do. At that point, select the Delete option and, if necessary, confirm your intentions by touching the Delete item in the box that appears.
At this point, there is nothing left to do but repeat the steps I described above for all the other conversations present in the Direct screen Instagram and that’s it.
If, on the other hand, you have an iPhone , to perform the operation described in this guide, proceed first to take the “iPhone by”, to unlock it, to access the home screen and / or the App Library and to start the Instagram app, selecting the relative icon (the one with the camera back). If prompted, also log in to your account.
Now that you see the Instagram home screen, tap the icon with the ‘ paper airplane located at the top right, in order to access the section of the app dedicated to direct messages. Alternatively, swipe from right to left on the screen.
At this point, swipe from right to left on the first conversation you want to delete (if you can’t find it, you can help by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the search field at the top of the display), select the Delete button that appeared in right and, if necessary, confirm your intentions by selecting Delete in the box that appears.
Then repeat the steps related to the cancellation that I just indicated for each conversation that you find in the Direct screen of the app and it’s done.
If you are in the habit of using Instagram from computer and want to delete all Direct from In stagram, the first step you need to take is to go to the home page of the service, using the browser that you generally use on your PC to surf the Net (eg. Chrome). If you are using Windows 10, you can also start the official application by selecting the relevant link found in the Start menu . In both cases, if requested, also log in to your account.
Once logged in, click on the icon with the paper airplane present at the top right, in order to access the section of the service dedicated to Direct, locate the conversation you want to delete in the list on the left (if you can’t find it, you can help by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the field above) and click on it.
Now that you are viewing the conversation, click on the icon with the “i” present at the top right, select the item Delete chat from the new screen that is proposed to you and confirm your wishes, by clicking again on the item Delete in the window that opens.
Next, repeat the deletion steps I just indicated for each conversation that you find in the Direct section of Instagram.
How to delete Instagram Direct
Let’s see a now how to delete Instagram Direct by acting on the individual messages sent in a conversation. Below you will find out how to proceed on Android , on iPhone and from computer .
To delete individual Direct in conversations on Instagram using Android , first start the app of the social network on your device and tap on the icon with the paper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the main screen of the same, in order to access the Direct section.
At this point, locate the conversation about which you intend to intervene (if you do not find it, you can help by typing the name of the account of your interest in the search field located at the top) and tap on it to open it.
Now, find in the chat the message you want to delete, press on it with your finger and continue to hold it down for a few moments, then select the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that opens and, if necessary, confirm your intentions by pressing again on the item Cancel sending the message .
If you want to delete further Direct, repeat the steps I just indicated for all the messages of your interest in the current conversation or in other chats and that’s it.
If you are using a
Next, locate the conversation of your interest (if you can’t find it, help yourself with the search field at the top, by typing the name of the reference account in it) and open it by tapping on it.
Then find the message present in the chat that you sent and that you want to delete, press on it with your finger and continue to hold it down for a few moments, then choose the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that appears and, if necessary, touch the Ok button in response to the warning on the screen.
Remember to repeat the steps I just indicated for all the various messages that are part of one or more conversations that you wish to delete.
In conclusion, I it seems only right to explain how to delete individual messages in Instagram conversations by going to act as a computer . First of all, connect to the Web version of the service or start the official application for Windows 10 , then click on the paper airplane symbol you find top right, to access the Direct section.
Now, locate the conversation of your interest from the list on the left (if you can’t find it, you can use the search field above to help you by typing the name of the reference account in it) and click on it to open it.
Next, find the message you sent that you would like to delete, hover over it and click the
Then proceed to put into practice the instructions that I have just given you for all Direct part of the conversation in question or present in other chats.
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