Messenger is one of the biggest messaging platforms, incorporating several features that make it stand out from the others. As long as you have an account with Facebook and want to send messages, you must have the app. However, some people abuse the platform, sending unsolicited messages and prompting them to use the delete option.
You can’t directly delete someone from your Messenger without blocking them. Hence, to block and delete someone from your Messenger, navigate to the “People” icon at your screen’s top right or bottom navigation bar. In the contact list that shows, scroll to the contact you want to delete, tap the “info” button, and go to “Block.”
In this article, we’ll see in detail how you can delete someone from Messenger, among others.
- Why Should You Delete Someone From Your Facebook Messenger?
- How To Delete Someone From Your Messenger on an Android or iOS Device
- How To Delete Someone From Your Messenger Group
- How Can You Delete Multiple Non-Friends From Your Facebook Messenger?
- How Will You Know if Someone Deleted You From Messenger?
Different scenarios could prompt you to delete someone from your Messenger. The most important, above everything else, is your privacy and security. It can become so harassing that you need them off your Messenger when someone starts to invade your privacy, sending you unsolicited texts, images, and videos.
If you start getting cyber bullied, threats, or cryptic messages from someone you don’t know, you should be concerned about your security. For this, you not only want to delete the person from your Messenger but also want to report them. So, if you fall into any situations highlighted or have more personal reasons, the headings below show how you can delete a person from Messenger.
Whether you’re accessing Facebook Messenger from your Android or iPhone device, you can delete whoever you want in a similar process. Below are the steps involved.
- Launch your Messenger app.
- Depending on the device, you should find the “People” icon at your screen’s bottom navigation bar or top right corner.
- You’ll see a list of your contacts. Tap the person’s contact you want to delete and click on the “info” icon at the top right corner of your screen.
- Scroll down in the menu that comes up and select “Block.”
- Confirm the “Block” option.
Before confirming, Messenger will direct you to Facebook, which means you’ll not only be blocking the person from texting but also blocking them from everything that has to do with your Facebook.
If the person is not in your chats list but in a Messenger group, you can also delete them. However, before you can execute this, you must be the admin of the Messenger group. Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android smartphone, these are the steps to follow.
- Launch your Messenger application.
- Select the group chat you want to remove the person from.
- Tap on the person’s profile picture and tap on the “Remove from group” tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Confirm it and exit.
When you remove a person from a Messenger group, Messenger will notify the person that you’ve removed them.
Messenger allows your friends and non-friends to chat with you, especially if you have a business that warrants unknown people. But if you’re getting unwarranted messages or spam from more contacts than one, you can remove all of them at once. It’s pretty simple to remove several non-friends on Messenger at once, whether you’re using an Android or iOS device.
You can also use this method to delete other friends from your contact list in bulk. But first, you’ll need to disable the contacts syncing in your Messenger settings. You can do these in the following steps.
- Launch your Messenger app and click on your profile photo in the top left corner.
- Scroll down and tap on the “Phone contacts.”
- Select the option to disable your “Upload contacts” at the top of the screen and turn it off.
When you’ve disabled that, you can now proceed to delete your several Messenger friends at once. These are the steps to follow whether you’re using an Android or iOS device.
- Launch your Messenger app.
- Tap your profile picture to the top left corner of your screen.
- Select “Phone contacts” and then tap on “Manage contacts.”
- You’ll see a list of your “non-friends.”
- Tap “Delete all contact” and wait for everything to delete.
Wait for the contacts to delete and exit the page.
How Will You Know if Someone Deleted You From Messenger?
Unlike most platforms, where you might not notice when someone deletes you, Messenger shows an icon when you’ve been deleted. However, this doesn’t pop up immediately when someone deletes you. It’ll only appear if you come across the person’s contact again. You’ll see a button beside the person’s name that says “Add on Messenger.”
You can prevent someone from adding you again by blocking the person. When you block someone on Messenger, they won’t be able to find you on the platform.
With this, you can now delete anyone you want from Instagram, whether they’re a friend or not. Simply launch your Messenger app and follow the steps to get it done within minutes!