How to delete all Direct from Instagram

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Preliminary information


Before you enter the live tutorial, walking to spiegare how to delete all Direct from Instagram, there is some preliminary information about it that I need to give you.


Let's start from a fundamental premise: the removal, in bulk, of all private conversations from Instagram is not feasible, or at least at the time of writing this guide, no function proposed for this purpose appears to be agolable. They can, however remove individual conversations, selecting them one at a time, up to completely clearing the Instagram section dedicated to Direct or in any case going to eliminate the various conversations you want to get rid of.

However, please note that deleting conversations in full is unambivalent and does not allow you to remove chats entirely. This, to be more precise, means that the cancellation is valid only for the account of the user carrying out the removal. The other users involved, in fact, will not see the conversations disappear and will be able to continue viewing the messages received and sent without problems.

On the other he, the situation is different for the individual messages contained within a conversation: in this case, you can delete all sent messages in one go. The messages received, on the other he, cannot be removed, either individually or in groups.


Furthermore, in this second case, the cancellation by the sender involves the effective and definitive removal for the other accounts involved in the Direct. However, it should be considered that the people to whom the canceled Direct was sent may have already seen it.

How to delete all Direct on Instagram

Having made the necessary clarifications above, I would say that we can finally get to the heart of the guide and go and find out how to delete all Direct on Instagram. Below, therefore, you will find the instructions to be implemented on the devices Android, its iPhone and computer.


Your Android

If it is your intention to delete all Direct from Instagram and you are using a device Android, the first step is to take the latter, unlock it, access the home screen and / or the drawer and start the Instagram app, by touching the relative icon (Quella with the retro camera). If necessary, please also log into your account.


On the main Instagram screen, tap the icon with thepaper airplane present at the top right, to access the section of the application for Direct. You can also access the same section of the app by swiping your finger across the screen from right to left.


Next, find the first one conversazione you want to remove (if you can't find it, you can help yourself by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the search field at the top), press on it with your finger and continue to hold it down for a few moments, until you see the menu through which you are asked what you intend to do. At that point, select the option Delete e, if necessary, confirm your intentions by touching your voice Delete in the box that appears.

At this point, there is nothing left to do but repeat the steps I described above for all the other conversations on the screen Direct of Instagram and that's it.

Your iPhone

If you have a iPhone, to carry out the operation covered by this guide, first take the "iPhone by" unlock it, access the home screen and / or the app Library and start the Instagram app, selecting the relevant icon (Quella with the retro camera). If prompted, please also log in to your account.


Now that you see the Instagram home screen, tap on the icon with thepaper airplane located at the top right, in order to access the section of the app dedicated to direct messages. Alternatively, swipe from right to left across the screen.

At this point, swipe from right to left on the first one conversazione you want to delete (if you can't find it, you can help yourself by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the search field at the top of the display), select the button Delete appeared on the right e, if necessary, confirm your intentions by selecting the item Delete in the box that appears.

Then repeat the steps related to the cancellation that I just indicated for each conversation you find on the screen Direct of the app and it's done.

On computer

If you are in the habit of using Instagram from computer and you want to delete all Direct from Instagram, the first step you need to take is to go to the home page of the service, via the browser that you generally use on your PC to surf the Net (eg Chrome). If you are using Windows 10, you can also launch the official application by selecting the relevant one collegamento that you find in Start menu. In both cases, if requested, also log in to your account.

Once logged in, click on the icon with thepaper airplane present at the top right, in order to access the section of the service dedicated to Direct, locate the conversazione you want to delete in the list on the left (if you can't find it, you can help by typing the name of the account you are interested in in the field above) and click on it.

Now that you are viewing the conversation, click on the icon with the "I" present at the top right, select the item Delete chat from the new screen that is proposed to you and confirm your wishes by clicking on the item again Delete in the window that opens.

Next, repeat the deletion steps I just indicated for each conversation you find in the section Direct of Instagram.

How to delete Instagram Direct

Let's see now how to delete Instagram Direct acting on individual messages sent in a conversation. Below you will find explained how to proceed on Android, its iPhone and computer.

Your Android

To delete individual Direct in Instagram conversations by acting from Android, first of all start theWhatsapp of the social network on your device and tap on the icon with thepaper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the main screen of the same, in order to access the section Direct.

At this point, locate the conversazione about which you intend to intervene (if you do not find it, you can help yourself by typing the name of the account of your interest in the search field located at the top) and tap on it to open it.

Now, find the message you want to delete, press on it with your finger and continue to hold for a few moments, then select the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that opens e, if necessary, confirm your intentions by pressing again on the item Cancel sending the message.

If you want to delete further Direct, repeat the steps I just indicated for all the messages of your interest in the current conversation or in other chats and that's it.

Your iPhone

Stai using a iPhone, to delete individual Direct in conversations you must first start theWhatsapp of Instagram on your "iPhone by". After viewing the main screen of the application, tap on the icon with thepaper airplane that you find in the upper right part of the display, in order to access the section Direct of Instagram.

Next, locate the conversazione of your interest (if you can't find it, help yourself with the search field at the top, by typing in the name of the reference account) and open it by tapping on it.

Then find the message present in the chat you sent and want to delete, press on it with your finger and continue to hold it down for a few moments, then choose the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that appears e, if necessary, touch the button Ok in response to the on-screen alert.

Remember to repeat the steps I just indicated for all the various messages that are part of one or more conversations that it is your desire to delete.

On computer

In conclusion, it seems only right to explain to you how to delete individual messages in Instagram conversations by going to act from computer. First, connect to the Web version service or start theofficial application for Windows 10, then click on thepaper airplane that you find at the top right, to access the section Direct.

Now, locate the conversazione of your interest from the list on the left (if you can't find it, you can use the search field above to help you by typing the name of the reference account in it) and click on it to open it.

Next, find the message you sent that you would like to delete, move the mouse pointer over it and click on the button (...) that you see appear in its correspondence, then select the option Cancel sending the message from the menu that appears and confirm what is your will by clicking on the button Cancel sending the message in the window that opens.

Then proceed to put into practice the instructions I have just given you for all Direct part of the conversation in question or present in other chats.



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