Facebook: How Do I Hide or Delete a Conversation from Messages?

   Posted January 28, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Internet

Facebook’s messaging system can be difficult to keep neat and tidy. By archiving and deleting conversations, you can keep your Facebook inbox under better control.

To archive a conversation:

1. Log in to your Facebook account.

2. Go to Messages, find the conversation you want to archive and click the X button.

This X can be found on the far right on the list of messages.

3. You can later find the conversation by clicking on the small arrow next to the magnifying glass and choose Archived Messages.

To delete a conversation:

1. Go to Messages, click on the conversation you want to delete.

2. Choose Actions->Delete…

Note: Deleted conversations can not be recovered.


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  • Clayco

    All I have is the “delete” function when I click the “X”

    • Anonymous

      That won’t delete your conversation. You can access them by typing: is:archived in the search box and hit enter. I do mention that in the post

  • gohary

    when i clicked “X”, the message was deleted and could not be recovered, i don’t have the archive option

  • Cbrady1911

    how do I stop my chat messages from going into my inbox?

    • Absoluthunk Karan

      dnt chat cos sumtimes u dnt understand wat to do…..and in it end we find we are trapped cos gf…gonna soon see the inbox…

  • Anitalenor

    I HAVE NO DELETE MENUE to choose from. I have no search menue either as your sample hows…What now? I can archive,

  • Anitalenor

    Does this work with Safari/Apple?

  • Anitalenor

    Does this work with Safari/Apple?