How to Delete Groupme Messages (Full Guide)


Are you tired of having cluttered conversations in your GroupMe app? Or have you accidentally sent a message that you want to delete? Worry not! In this article, I will be sharing a step-by-step guide on how to delete GroupMe messages.

GroupMe is a well-known and popular messaging app that allows you to chat with your friends, family, and colleagues in groups. It lets users send messages, images, videos, and even location sharing. 

While the app is incredibly useful, it can get overwhelming when messages pile up, making it challenging to find important conversations.

Thankfully, deleting GroupMe messages is a straightforward process. In this guide, I will be covering all the necessary steps on how to delete GroupMe messages, hide conversations, and clear chat history.

Step 1: Open the GroupMe app

The first step in deleting messages from GroupMe is to open the app on your smartphone.

Step 1_ Open the GroupMe app

If you've yet to install the app, you can easily download it for free from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once you have the app installed, launch it from your home screen to get started.

Step 2: Select the group chat

After opening the GroupMe app, the next step is to select the group chat containing the message that you want to delete. Follow these easy steps:

  • Navigate to the "Chats" tab: The "Chats" tab is located at the bottom of your screen. Tap on it to view a list of all your group chats.
  • Locate the group chat: Scroll through the list of group chats to find the one that contains the message you want to delete. If you have many group chats and cannot find the specific one, don't worry. You can use the search bar located at the top of your screen to search for the group chat by name.
  • Tap on the group chat: Once you have located the group chat, tap on it to open it. You will be taken to the chat window, where you can view all the messages in the group.

By following these simple steps, you can quickly locate and access the group chat containing the message you want to delete. Now, let's go to the next step - locating the message you want to delete.

Step 3: Locate the message to delete

Now that you've opened the group chat, it's time to locate the message you want to delete. Here's how to do it:

  • Scroll through the conversation: Depending on how long ago the message was sent, you may need to scroll through the chat to find it. Take your time, and don't rush through the conversation.
  • Use the search bar: If you remember a specific keyword or phrase from the message you want to delete a message, you can use the search bar to locate it quickly. Tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen, enter the keyword or phrase, and tap "Search."
  • Tap and hold the message: Once you have located the message, tap and hold it for a few seconds. The message will be highlighted in blue, indicating that it has been selected.

It's essential to remember that once you delete a message, you won't be able to recover it. Therefore, make sure that you've selected the correct message before proceeding to the next step.

Step 4: Delete the message

Now that you have selected the message you want to delete, it's time to remove it from the chat history. Follow these easy steps:

Step 4_ Delete the message
  • Tap on the trash icon: Once you've selected the message, tap on the trash icon located in the top right corner.
  • Confirm the deletion: A pop-up message will show up asking you to confirm the deletion. This is to ensure that you don't accidentally delete the wrong message.
  • Tap on "Delete": Once you've confirmed that you want to delete the message, tap on the "Delete" button.
  • The message is deleted: After you've deleted the message, it will be removed from the chat history for all participants. The message will no longer be visible in the chat, and no one will be able to retrieve it.

It's important to note that once you've deleted a message, there's no way to recover it. So, make sure you're certain about deleting the message before you confirm the deletion.

Deleting messages is a great way to keep your chat history organized and clutter-free. You can use this feature to remove messages that are no longer relevant or to correct any mistakes you may have made.

Step 5: Hide a conversation

If you want to hide a conversation on GroupMe, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Swipe left on the conversation/chat you want to hide.
  • Tap on the three dots that show up on the right side of the screen.
  • Select "Hide conversation" from the options.
  • Tap on "Hide" to confirm.

Hiding a conversation will remove it from the "Chats" tab, and you will no longer receive notifications from that conversation. 

However, the conversation will still be available in the "Hidden" tab. You can unhide a conversation by swiping left on it and selecting "Unhide conversation."

Step 6: Clear chat history

If you want to clear all the messages from a conversation on GroupMe, you can do so by following these steps:

Step 6 Clear chat history
  • Select the group chats you want to clear.
  • Tap on the group chat's name.
  • Select "Chat settings" from the options.
  • Tap on "Clear chat history."
  • Tap on "Clear" to confirm.

Clearing chat history will remove all messages from the conversation for all participants. However, it will not delete the group chats itself. The chat will still be available for future conversations.

Tips and tricks

Now that you know how to delete GroupMe messages, here are some tips and tricks to help you manage your conversations effectively:

Customizing and muting notifications 

Participating in a large group chat can often result in receiving an overwhelming number of notifications. To avoid getting bombarded with notifications, you can choose to customize your notifications or mute them for a specific chat. 

Simply tap on the group chat's name at the top of your screen and select "Mute notifications." Depending on your preference, you can mute notifications for a set period or indefinitely.

Pin important messages 

If there is a specific message that you want to keep easily accessible in a group chat, you can pin it for all participants to see. To pin a message, simply tap and hold the message you want to pin and select "Pin" from the options. 

pin important messages

This feature is helpful for important announcements, links, or reminders you don't want to get lost in the chat history.

Use reactions 

Sometimes, instead of sending a message in response to a chat, you can use reactions to express your thoughts or emotions.

To use a reaction, simply tap and hold a message and select the reaction or emoji you want to use. Reactions are a great way to respond quickly to a message without cluttering the chat. 

Additionally, it can help you convey your response more effectively, particularly when you're not sure what to say.

Create groups

Creating a new group is an excellent way to keep your conversations organized and manageable. You can create groups for different topics, such as work, school, or personal interests. 

This way, you can ensure that your conversations are relevant and easy to follow. 

To create a new group, tap the three dots, select "New Group," and add the participants you want.

Change group names

Keeping track of multiple group chats can be challenging if you're part of multiple group chats. However, you can make it easier by changing the group names to something more descriptive.

To change the group name, tap on the group chat's name at the top of your screen, and select "Group Settings."  

From there, you can edit the group name to something more recognizable.


In conclusion, deleting GroupMe messages is a simple process that can help you keep your conversations organized and clutter-free

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily delete messages, hide conversations and clear chat history in GroupMe.

Remember, it's important to keep your conversations organized and manageable, especially if you're part of multiple group chats. By using the tips and tricks mentioned in this guide, you can make the most out of your GroupMe experience.

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