How to Clear All Messages on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever found yourself drowning in a sea of messages on your Mac? Whether it’s an overflowing inbox or a cluttered chat history, clearing all those messages can feel like an overwhelming task.

But fear not! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to clear all messages on your Mac, helping you achieve a clean and organized digital space.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To begin, locate and open the Messages app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search (Command + Space) and typing ‘Messages’.

Step 2: Select the Conversation(s)

Once you have the Messages app open, navigate to the conversation(s) that you want to clear. You can select multiple conversations by holding down the Command key while clicking on each conversation.


If you want to clear all messages across multiple conversations simultaneously, you can use Command + A to select all conversations at once.

Step 3: Access the Clear Option

With your desired conversation(s) selected, go to the top menu bar and click on ‘Edit’. A drop-down menu will appear. From this menu, select ‘Clear All’.


If ‘Clear All’ is grayed out and not clickable, make sure that at least one conversation is selected before accessing this option.

Step 4: Confirm Clearing

A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you are sure about clearing all messages. To proceed, click on ‘Clear’.


If you have selected multiple conversations for clearing, each conversation will prompt its own confirmation dialog box. You can click ‘Clear All’ in each dialog box to clear all messages across multiple conversations.

Step 5: Refresh the Messages App

After clearing the messages, it’s important to refresh the Messages app to reflect the changes. You can do this by closing and reopening the app or by using the keyboard shortcut Command + R.

Congratulations! You have successfully cleared all messages on your Mac. Enjoy a clutter-free messaging experience!


In this tutorial, we learned how to clear all messages on Mac using simple steps. By using the Messages app’s built-in ‘Clear All’ option, you can quickly and efficiently remove all unwanted messages from your conversations.

Remember to refresh the app after clearing to see the updated changes.

Now you are equipped with the knowledge to keep your messaging space organized and tidy. So go ahead, clear those messages and enjoy a clean digital environment!

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