How to Delete Multiple Text Messages on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to delete multiple text messages on an Android device. Whether you want to declutter your inbox or remove sensitive information, deleting multiple messages at once can save you a lot of time and effort.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App

To get started, locate and open the messaging app on your Android device. This app may vary depending on the make and model of your device, but it is typically represented by an icon with a speech bubble or messaging symbol.

Step 2: Select the Conversations

Once you have opened the messaging app, you will see a list of conversations. Boldly tap and hold on one of the conversations that you want to delete messages from. After a moment, checkboxes should appear next to each conversation.

Step 3: Choose Multiple Conversations

Underline tap on the checkboxes next to each conversation that you want to delete messages from. As you select each conversation, you will notice that it gets highlighted or marked with a checkmark.

Step 4: Open Options Menu

In most messaging apps, there will be an options menu represented by three dots or lines located at either the top right or bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on this menu icon to proceed.

Step 5: Select Delete Option

A dropdown menu should appear after tapping on the options menu icon. From this menu, look for an option that says “Delete” or has a trash bin icon associated with it. Tap on this option to initiate the deletion process.


You have successfully deleted multiple text messages on your Android device. Repeat the above steps as necessary to remove additional messages.

  • Tip: To select all conversations at once, look for a “Select All” option within the options menu.
  • Note: Deleting messages is permanent and cannot be undone. Make sure to double-check your selections before confirming the deletion.

In Conclusion

This tutorial has shown you how to efficiently delete multiple text messages on an Android device. By selecting and deleting multiple conversations at once, you can streamline your inbox and keep it organized. Remember to exercise caution when deleting messages as this action is irreversible.

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