Question from Bonnie: How can I delete messages from Facebook without first opening the message?
Rick’s answer: I love questions like this, Bonnie. Short, and directly to the point!
The answer depends on how you’re accessing your Facebook messages. Just follow the steps below that match the device you’re using.
If you’re accessing Facebook via a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
1 – Log into your Facebook account.
2 – With your Newsfeed on the screen, click the Messenger link over in the left-hand column.
3 – Hover your mouse over the conversation you wish to delete until a little “gear” shaped icon appears.
4 – Click the “gear” shaped icon and select Delete from the drop-down menu.
5 – Tap Delete to confirm that you really want to delete the conversation.
If you’re using the Messenger app on a mobile device:
1 – Log in to your account.
2 – Tap and hold your finger on the conversation you wish to delete until a menu pops up.
3 – Tap Delete.
4 – Tap Delete Conversation to confirm that you really want to delete it.
That’s all there is to it. The unwanted conversation should no be gone.
I hope this helps, Bonnie. Good luck!
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