In today’s world, messengers have virtually superseded all other means of communication between people. It turned out that it is much more convenient to write a free online message than to try to reach a person and talk to him on the phone. Over the past few years, there have appeared quite a variety of programs for communicating via messages. Many of them try to offer users some unique features. But there is one feature that has been there since the beginning and is constantly being improved, and that is the instant message deletion feature.
Deleting messages has always been an integral part of any messenger. Oftentimes, people would write something by mistake or just want to delete a message they did not like. It’s also often the case that people just want to unload their accounts and delete unnecessary messages. You can do this with almost any program. But is this feature available in GroupMe?
Is it possible to delete messages in GroupMe
If you sent a message by mistake or wrote something unpleasant and you want to delete the message, it is impossible. Since messages in GroupMe work the same way as ordinary SMS messages, once they are in the network, you will not be able to do anything with them. But you can still hide them from your phone. This is not an ideal solution, but it works.
How to delete messages in GroupMe on your Android device
You can’t erase a GroupMe message completely on your Android phone, but you can hide it so that you won’t see it again when you sign in to the application. To do this, you need to:
- Open the GroupMe app on your phone and find the chat room where the messages you want to hide are located.
- Tap and hold your finger on the desired message.
- When you see the pop-up menu, select “Hide” from the list.
Your message should hide. If you change your mind and decide to put the message back, it’s just as easy to do:
- Click on the profile picture of the person you sent the message to. If it’s a group chat, click on the chat photo.
- Then select Settings.
- You’ll see the “Unhide Hidden Messages” option.
This way you can easily and quickly put all the hidden messages back.
How to delete messages in Groups on iOS
If you have a phone on iOS you need to do the same steps. But in the case of the iPad, there are small changes. On this device, as soon as you open a group chat, you will have access to the Settings button. The rest of the steps are exactly the same as for the Android device.
Also, keep in mind that if you are logging into your account using the Browser, you will not be able to hide or hide messages. To do this you will need to download the application on iOS or Android and do it there.
Another way to remove hidden messages on your device, whether Android or iOS, is to log out and log back in. When you open the chat room, you will see all the messages again.
How to delete GroupMe messages on a PC
To hide messages on your computer you should follow these steps:
- Open the GroupMe app.
- Click on the chat from which you want to hide messages.
- Right-click on the desired message and select “Hide message” from the menu.
How to delete a message for everyone in the GroupMe
As mentioned, you cannot delete your messages from individual or group chats in GroupMe. This option has never been available. The best thing available to you is to hide the message on your device. Other members of the conversation will still see your message.
How to delete GroupMe messages permanently
It is also possible to delete entire conversations. You can simply clear the chat history. But this will only apply to your device. Another user will still be able to see the chat history on their phone. If you delete your chat history, you can’t get it back, so think carefully before you do this. In order to do this you will need to :
- Open the GroupMe app and find the chat you want.
- Click on the avatar of the person or chat and in the menu select Settings.
- After that, find in the list the item “Clear Chat History” and confirm your choice once again by clicking on “Clear” in the popup window.
How to delete all messages in group chats
Group chats also do not allow you to delete a message completely. But if you are the creator of the conversation you have the option to do something. If you end the group it will delete all messages and photos sent through the chat. To do this you need to :
- Run the app on your device.
- Click on the group where you are the creator.
- Select Settings and at the very bottom click on End Group.
Once you end a group, the information and messages associated with it can no longer be retrieved.