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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 The delete icon.
    • To retract the message from your contact's device, tap the retract icon.