How to delete all Direct from Instagram

Do you often use Instagram to converse privately with other users, through Direct, but the screen containing the messages has become excessively crowded and, consequently, would you like to do a bit of cleaning by eliminating all the various conversations? Well, what are you waiting for? Go on!

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.

Then? 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 can feel very happy and satisfied with the results obtained.

Index

  • Preliminary information
  • How to delete all Direct on Instagram
    • On Android
    • On iPhone
    • On computer
  • How to delete Instagram Direct
    • On Android
    • On iPhone
    • On computer

Preliminary information

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 provide 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 time of writing this guide, no function proposed for this purpose appears to be available. However, you can remove individual conversations, selecting them one at a time, until you completely clear the Instagram section dedicated to Direct or in any case going to delete 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 carrying out 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.

However, the situation is different for the individual messages contained within a conversation: in this case, it is possible to delete all the messages sent in one go. The messages received, on the other hand, 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 canceled 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, iPhones and computers.

On Android

If it is your intention 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, please also log into your account.

On the main Instagram screen, tap on the icon with the paper airplane in the top right, to access the section of the application 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 you 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 on the Instagram Direct screen and that’s it.

On iPhone

If, on the other hand, you have an iPhone, to carry out the operation covered by this guide, first take the “iPhone by”, unlock it, access the home screen and/or the app Library and start the Instagram app , by selecting its icon (the one with the retro camera ). If prompted, please also log in to your account.

Now that you see the Instagram home screen, tap on 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 across 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 of your interest in the search field at the top of the display), select the Delete button appeared on the right and, if necessary, confirm your intentions by selecting the Delete item 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 that’s it.

On computer

If you are in the habit of using Instagram from a computer and want to delete all Direct from Instagram, the first step you need to take is to go to the home page of the service, via the browser that you generally use on your PC to surf the Net ( eg Chrome ). If you are using Windows 10, you can also launch 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 paper airplane icon 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 are unable to 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 see the conversation, click on the icon with the “i” present at the top right, select the Delete chat item from the new screen that is proposed to you and confirm your wishes, by clicking again on the Delete item in the window that appears opens.

Next, repeat the steps related to deletion that I just indicated for each conversation you find in the Direct section of Instagram.

How to delete Instagram Direct

Now let’s see how to delete Instagram Direct by acting on individual messages sent in a conversation. Below you will find explained how to proceed on Android, on iPhone and from computer.

On Android

To delete individual Direct in conversations on Instagram by acting from Android, first start the social network app on your device and tap on the icon with the paper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the screen main 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 yourself 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 the message you want to delete in the chat, 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.

On iPhone

If you are using an iPhone, to delete individual Direct in conversations you must first start the Instagram app on your “iPhone by”. After viewing the main screen of the application, tap on the icon with the paper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the display, in order to access the Direct section of Instagram.

Then, identify the conversation of your interest (if you can’t find it, help yourself with the search field located at the top, typing the name of the reference account into it) and open it by tapping on it.

Then find the message 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 it is your desire to delete.

On computer

In conclusion, it seems only right to explain to you how to delete individual messages in Instagram conversations by going to act as a computer. First of all, connected to the Web version of the service or start the official application for Windows 10, then click on the symbol of the paper airplane at the 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 at the top to help you by typing the name of the reference account in it) and click on it to open it.

Then, find the message you sent that you would like to delete, place the mouse pointer over it and click on the button (…) that you see appear in its correspondence, then select the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that appears and confirm what is your will by clicking on the Cancel sending the message button in the window that opens.

Then proceed to put into practice the instructions I have just given you for all Direct part of the conversation in question or present in other chats.

 

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