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How to Delete WhatsApp Chat History on Android

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Athryn Mitchell

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We all know that the WhatsApp chat history as well as the attachments will be stored on your Android and as time goes by, the chat history will accumulate and take up a large space in our Android smartphone. The simple way to prevent this is to delete the WhatsApp chat history from time to time. Today I will show you how to delete WhatsApp chat on your Android.

Part 1: Delete Message Selectively from A Conversation
Part 2: Delete An Individual Chat
Part 3: Delete Group Chat
Part 4: Delete or Clear Your Entire Chat History

Part 1: Delete Message Selectively from A Conversation

To delete message selectively, you can go to the "CHATS" list, choose the contact and then long press the messages which you want to delete. And then you will see the below screenshot shows. Preview the chat history and tap on the messages you want to delete. Then, tap on the trash bin icon and the window will pop up to ask you if you want to delete these messages. Click "Delete" to delete them.
Delete Messages from Conversation

Part 2: Delete An Individual Chat

Go to "CHATS", long press on the contacts you want to delete WhatsApp chat history. In the pop-up window, choose "Delete Chat" to delete all the chat history from this contact.
Delete Chat from Contact

Part 3: Delete Group Chat

Besides, you can also delete the WhatsApp chat history of a group chat:

Go to "CHATS", long press on the group chat history and you will see several choices as the interface below shows. Choose "Exit group" to quit the group chat. Then, long press on the group chat messages again and the "Exit group" option will turn into "Delete group". Tap on it and the messages will be deleted.
Delete Group Chat History

Part 4: Delete or Clear Your Entire Chat History

If you want to empty the entire WhatsApp chat history on your Android, you can go to "Settings" > "Chats and calls" > "Chat history" on your Android. After that, in the chat history setting page, you can choose "Clear all chats" or "Delete all chats" to delete the chat record.
Delete Entire WhatsApp Chat
As you can see, no matter you want to clear the entire WhatsApp chat history or delete WhatsApp chats on Android selectively, it is very simple within only few taps. If you have other issues about how to manage your Android WhatsApp messages, please feel free to leave us messages below.

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