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Retract or delete a message or chat

If you didn't mean to send a particular message, you can retract it. When you retract a message, it no longer appears on your devices or your contact's device.
If you want to remove the messages from your devices only, you can delete a message. When you delete a message, it still appears on your contact's device.
  1. In a chat, touch and hold a message or picture that you sent.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To delete the message or picture from your devices only, tap  delete icon .
    • To retract the message from your contact's device, tap the retract icon.

Retract all messages in a chat

When you end a chat with a contact, you can retract all the messages that you sent in the chat. When you retract a chat, all the messages you sent in that chat no longer appear on your devices or your contact's device.
  1. In the chat, tap  The Menu icon , then tap 
    Retract Chat
    You can also touch and hold a chat in the chats list, then tap 
    Retract Chat

Edit a message

If you made a mistake in a message that you sent, you can edit your message. When you edit a message, the original message is retracted and it appears in the message field so you can easily make your changes and resend it.
  1. In a chat, touch and hold a message you sent.
  2. Tap 
  3. Type a new message.