- Southwest Airlines passengers receive free Nintendo Switch consoles and Mario Maker 2 Wednesday 9:10 PM
- The Deplorable Choir drops diss track aimed at 4 congresswomen from Trump’s racist tweets Wednesday 8:09 PM
- Florida city is pushing homeless people out by playing ‘Baby Shark’ on a loop Wednesday 7:27 PM
- A ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is coming to HBO Max–and fans are not happy with the casting details Wednesday 6:44 PM
- Beto can’t leverage his slave owner ancestry to gain Black voters’ trust Wednesday 5:51 PM
- Oakland to become the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition Wednesday 5:50 PM
- ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ billboards pop up outside of San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday 5:24 PM
- Iggy Azalea and Peppa Pig have an epic Twitter fight Wednesday 4:39 PM
- Should you be concerned about your privacy on FaceApp? Wednesday 4:15 PM
- Google ‘terminates’ Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China Wednesday 3:33 PM
- AOC rips Facebook during Libra House hearing Wednesday 3:14 PM
- The time traveler conversation meme finds its way to TikTok Wednesday 2:52 PM
- Grimes claims she had an ‘experimental’ eye surgery and practices sword fighting Wednesday 2:42 PM
- 70 Border Patrol employees under investigation for posts in secret Facebook group Wednesday 1:45 PM
- Republican’s Operation Safe Return criticized as cover for mass deporation Wednesday 1:42 PM
Here’s how to delete Snapchat messages for good.
Every once in a while you may share something on Snapchat that you really wish you hadn’t. In the old days, everything on Snapchat used to disappear, but nowadays that’s not so certain. Luckily, you can still delete Snapchat messages, conversations, and even Stories—as long as you know how.
If you’ve ever been caught wishing you could unsend a message or delete a shoddy Snapchat story, here’s what to do.
How to delete Snapchat messages
In June, Snapchat introduced the ability to “unsend” messages that you sent in the app. Instead of just deleting a message on your end, it deletes the message from everyone’s phones. (However, if a contact has already seen the message, it can’t undo that.)
To delete Snapchat messages like this, head to the chat where you sent the message. Press and hold on the message itself and a dialog box will crop up with options such as Save in Chat, Copy, and Delete. Tap Delete. You’ll then get a second dialog box to confirm your decision (or tap to learn more about what deleting a chat entails).
As mentioned before, if someone has already seen the message, that can’t be helped. The feature also isn’t discreet: It notifies all members of the conversation that you deleted a chat.
- The ultimate guide to Snapchat flirting
- Snapchat Trophies: How to get them and what they mean
- How to follow celebrities on Snapchat
- How to save Snapchat videos
How to delete Snapchat conversations
You can also delete entire Snapchat conversations. To do this, head to your profile, then tap the gear icon in the upper right to access your settings. Towards the bottom of this menu, there’s a section titled Account Actions. Under this header, find and tap Clear Conversations. From here, you’ll be given a list of contacts you have current conversations with. You can tap the X beside those names to clear the conversations from the app. Voila!
- What is a good internet speed, really?
- 5 free fax services that will help you fax online in seconds
- Free reverse phone lookup with Google: How it works
- Song Identifier: 7 free apps to identify music
How to delete Snapchat Stories
If you want to delete a Snapchat Story, it’s pretty simple. Head into your Stories tab by tapping your Bitmoji icon in the upper left of the main Snapchat screen. Then, tap the three-dot icon to the right of your story. To delete it, select Delete Story. Alternatively, you can tap the specific story photo or video you want to delete to open it.
Then, either tap the three-dot icon in the upper right or the arrow at the bottom of the screen (depending on whether you’re on Android or iOS). From there, you’ll see a trash can icon and a download icon pop up. Tap the trash can icon to delete that particular Snap from your Story.
Need more help? Here’s our beginner’s guide to the best Snapchat hacks, tips, tricks, and secret functions. We can also help you flirt on Snapchat, find celebrities Snapchats, create a geofilter, and collect Snapchat Trophies.
Christina Bonnington is a tech reporter who specializes in consumer gadgets, apps, and the trends shaping the technology industry. Her work has also appeared in Gizmodo, Wired, Refinery29, Slate, Bicycling, and Outside Magazine. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a background in electrical engineering.