If you want to delete your Messenger searches, that is, delete all the history you have there, you should know that, you will be able to do it definitively, either by the application for iOS, as well as for Android, here we will show you. Although it is also possible to do it from the computer, that is, using the platform.
On the other hand, you can also use some methods to delete the history, these methods, can be through the app settings, although by deleting the cache or the app data, it is also possible that you delete the entire history. When you are done, you will have to proceed to check it.
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How to clear recent search history on Facebook Messenger?
In case you want to delete Facebook searches or recent search history, which will appear on Facebook Messenger, you have to know that, you can do it through the app. That is to say, you will be able to delete the entire history permanently from your mobile device, regardless of the operating system you have.
What this means is that you can do it through Android, by accessing the corresponding application, or also through iOS. However, you also have another alternative, since, by accessing the platform through the computer, you will be able to delete the search history.
From the App on iOS and Android
If you want to delete your recent search from your Android phone, what you will have to do is to comply with the following steps that we will explain in detail. These steps are:
- You will have to open the Facebook Messenger app.
- From there, you will have to be in the chats section, then, you will have to click on the magnifying glass or where it says search. You will find it in the center of the upper part of the screen.
- After that, you will have to select the edit option.
- Then, where the recent searches appear, select the option to delete all.
- If you want to delete only a specific search, you will have to follow the same procedure, but do not select delete all, but the ‘X’ where the name of the person you want to delete from your history appears. In addition to learning how to create secret chats so that they do not appear in your history.
In the case of iPhone and iPad, the process is basically the same, that is to say, you will have to follow the same steps that are met in Android, in order to delete all search history.
On Windows PC or Mac with the web platform
In the case of wanting to delete all the history through the web platform, you will have to comply with the same steps that are used for Android, only that, from the Facebook application, you will access Facebook Messenger.
It may seem a bit difficult to delete it at first, since the option does not appear visibly, but you can select the search section and then proceed to select recent searches, and finally click on delete all.
What method to use to delete recent search history in Messenger?
As for the methods you can use to delete or clear the recent search history, you will have at your disposal, delete them from the app settings, although, you can also do it by clearing the app cache.
These processes can be more complex than the previous one we mentioned, as they are external to the app and you won’t have to delete it directly through Facebook Messenger. A widely used option for people using Facebook is to hide your online status in Messenger.
From the application settings
The steps we explained above, are those that belong to the application settings method. That is, if you want to delete the history permanently, you just have to access Facebook Messenger.
Being there, click on search and proceed to select recent search. Finally, you will have to click on the delete all option. These are the only steps you need to follow to complete the search history deletion from the app settings.
Clearing the App Cache
In case you prefer to opt for an external alternative to the app, what you will have to do, is to access all the apps on your device, you will find this in the settings or in the general settings.
Once there, proceed to look for Facebook Messenger, after that, you will have to select it, there you will see three options, which are force stop, uninstall and delete data. Select clear data, and then click on clear cache.
In this way, you will have deleted the application’s cache and you will have applied this method to delete all your search history.
What to do to check if Messenger search history has been deleted?
The only thing you need to do to check whether or not your search history has been deleted is to access Facebook Messenger, either from the app or from your computer.
Afterwards, you will have to select or click on search, if nothing appears there, then it is because you have indeed managed to delete the entire history. On the other hand, if you want to remove the default messenger theme and change it to another one, you can do it and give a different style to your chats.
It is that easy to delete the Facebook Messenger search history, although you can also decide if you want to delete it all, or if you prefer to delete only a specific search that you have made to a single contact or Facebook profile.