• March 4, 2021 •

How to Delete Texts and iMessages on Mac

Things have become easier for Apple users since the company introduced Mac. Let me inform you that Mac keeps track of your messages forever by default that includes SMS text and iMessage. If you’re finding a way on how to delete texts and iMessage on Mac, you’re on the right post.

It’s not like text and iMessages consumes too much space on Mac that will let you in trouble. But if you think to do so, then follow the simple explanatory guide that we’ve managed to provide you to delete text and iMessages on Mac. Also, we’ve mentioned how you can auto-delete your messages. Without further delay, let’s get started.

How to Delete messages on Mac

In case if you want to keep some important messages, and delete some unwanted of them. Follow the steps:

  1. Visit Messages app.
  2. Go to the conversation that you want to delete messages individually.
  3. Select the message you want to delete.How To Delete Texts And Imessages On Mac
  4. Press the delete from the keyboard.
  5. A popup window will appear displaying “Are you sure you want to delete this message? You cannot undo this action.How To Delete Texts And Imessages On Mac
  6. Click Delete to confirm the action.
  7. The message that you have selected is no more.

How to Delete a conversation on Mac

To delete entire conversation on Mac, users need to do the following:

  1. Visit Messages.
  2. Find the conversation that you want to delete.
  3. Select the conversation by doing right-click or a control-click.
  4. Select Delete Conversation, a popup window will appear displaying  “Would you like to delete this conversation? You cannot undo this action”.How To Delete Texts And Imessages On Mac
  5. Click on Delete to confirm, and the conversation will be no more.

If you’re using trackpad or Magic Mouse:

  • Just swipe left with two fingers.
  • Now, click on red Delete button.
  • Click Delete to confirm.

Note: Conversations that you’re delete on Mac will alternately delete automatically from iPhone or iPad.

How to Auto-Delete messages on Mac

You can actually set a time period of 30-days, a year, or forever to delete the messages from Mac. To auto-delete messages on Mac, users needs to do the following:

  • Visit the Messages app on your Mac.
  • Click on Messages.
  • Click on Preferences.
  • Go to the General tab.
  • Now, click on the “Keep messages”, and choose to set the time period to keep the messages.How To Delete Texts And Imessages On Mac

Note: If you set “Keep messages” on 30 days, your messages including the attachments will wipe out after 30 days are passed. You can extend the time period by following the same steps above.

That’s it for now. You can comment below for your further queries or your experiences. Till then stay tuned for more info.

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