How to Clear Imessages on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to clear iMessages on a Mac. Whether you want to declutter your message history or free up some storage space, clearing iMessages is a simple process. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To begin, open the Messages app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 2: Select Conversations to Clear

Once you have the Messages app open, take a look at the sidebar on the left-hand side of the window. Here, you will see a list of your conversations. Select the conversation(s) that you want to clear.


If you want to clear all conversations at once, simply press Command + A on your keyboard to select all conversations.

Step 3: Delete Conversations

With your conversation(s) selected, click on the Edit menu at the top of your screen and choose Delete Conversation. A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you really want to delete the selected conversation(s).


If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can press Command + Delete instead of going through the Edit menu.

Step 4: Confirm Deletion

If you are sure that you want to delete the conversation(s), click on the Delete button in the confirmation dialog. The selected conversation(s) will be permanently deleted from your Mac.

Bonus Tip: Clearing Attachments

In addition to clearing iMessages, you can also clear any attachments that have been sent or received in your conversations. To do this, go to the Messages menu at the top of your screen and choose Preferences.

In the preferences window, click on the General tab and then click on the Manage Attachments… button. From here, you can select and delete any attachments that you no longer need.


Deleting attachments will only remove them from your Mac. They will still be available in your iMessage conversations on other devices.


You have successfully cleared iMessages on your Mac. Whether you cleared individual conversations or all of them at once, your message history is now clean and organized. Remember to regularly clear iMessages to keep your Mac running smoothly!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy messaging!

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