Facebook is a giant in social media, however, there are concerns about privacy and Facebook’s willingness to share your private info with the NSA or other government agencies. If you’re not using your messages it may be a good idea to delete all of them up front in order to save you the potential of having that information shared.
Facebook messages are harder to delete than you would think. Learn how to delete all your messages on the new Facebook 2013 platform. If you open your list of messages (messages > see all) you will notice there is a little x next to each message. If you click this x you will archive all the messages from that person, but they will reappear next time that person sends you a message.
If you want to permanently delete messages you have to click on the person’s name to pull up the set of messages between you and that individual. Then click on Actions, and click Delete Messages. Next little boxes will appear next to every message and you have to go through and check all the boxes of the messages you would like deleted. Alternatively, you can select Actions > Delete Conversation and it will delete all the messages from that person. You still have to go through and do this for every individual you have had a conversation with though.
Using Chrome, you can delete every single message with one click.
2. Click the button at the top right that says “Add to Chrome”
3. After this program is installed, reopen your Facebook page and go to messages.
4. You will now see new buttons. One will say “Delete All” at the top, so that is self-explanatory. There will also be new x’s to the right of the x’s that were originally there for each conversation. The new x’s will allow you to delete an entire conversation with an individual rather than just archiving it.
Change Facebook Messages Filter
Another option is if you’re getting Facebook messages from random people and they keep piling up there is a way to make it so that people who aren’t your Facebook friend can’t send you messages. Head over to your Facebook inbox, click the edit preferences and then select “Strict Filtering” and hit save. That will keep creepy and annoying people from messaging you if you don’t want them to.
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