How to Mass Delete Facebook Messages (Chrome Extension)

If you are one of those person who gets tons of messages on Facebook for whatsoever reason, you might already know how much difficult it is to delete the messages one by one. Facebook as of now only allows you to delete the message once you are inside the chat history and select Action > Delete Message. This option is not there right where the message list is available or even on per message basis. The only option you get is to archive the message. It seems Facebook does not want you to lose them, ever.

Facebook Default Delete Action

So keeping this in mind, Developer  Ravan Scafi , came up with a chrome extension which hacks into this settings and brings the delete button right where you need it. Once you have the extension installed :

  • You get a Delete All Button right next to New Message of the Message List
  • and you get a delete link on per message basis.

Said that, since there is no recovery process to get deleted messages back,  make sure to use this smartly else you might delete all your messages or any important m,message.

Bulk Delete Facebook Messages

Facebook Mass Delete

Suggestions :

  • There is no confirmation message to warn that all message will be deleted. This is lethal when you accidentally hit the delete button/
  • Author can implement Mass Archive action also for Message list.
  • Not sure if its possible but deleting individual messages will be a bliss.

Download the extension from here


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

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