How to delete messages on Reddit?

Do you know you can delete your Reddit messages? Most people don’t know how to do it. If you are one of them, in this article you will get a clear idea.

Reddit allows users to delete chat messages using the web version or the mobile app. You can only delete the messages you have sent. Which means, we can only delete our own messages.

What happens when we delete a message we sent?

It vanishes from both sides. I mean it disappears for everyone. The only limit is, we can’t delete the messages we have received. 

The process is different for both mobile app and web version. Just slightly different. I will show you both ways of deleting messages on Reddit.

Delete Chat Messages on Reddit using web browser

  • Open Reddit.com on your web browser.
  • Click on Chat
  • Move your mouse to the message you want to delete.
  • Click on the trash icon that appears beside your message.
  • Click on the Delete button.

Note: You can’t undone the process once you delete the message. 

Delete Chat Messages on Reddit App

  • Open the Reddit app on your Android/iOS device.
  • Tap on the chat icon from the footer navigation bar.
  • Go to the conversation you want to delete a message from. 
  • Tap on the message you want to delete and click on Delete message.
  • Tap on Delete from the pop-up too.

Deleting your message is an irreversible process. By chance, if you mistakenly delete a message you didn’t mean to, there’s no way to get the message back.

Unlike other social media sites, you can’t take backup of your Reddit chats. Once the message is deleted, it’s gone forever. 

That’s why Reddit warns you before deleting a chat message. I hope now you can delete the messages you want to delete from Reddit.  

Can I delete the full conversation ?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to delete your full conversation at once. You can’t do so neither from the web version nor from the app.

All you can do is delete messages you have sent one by one. Which is time consuming for sure, but there’s no alternative way.