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How To Delete A Video Or Picture From Messages On iPhone

There always comes a time where you have a personal picture or an embarrassing picture to your friend or better half but now you want to delete it from the conversation. Now the thing is that most of the users have the impression that in order to delete a particular picture or video, you have to delete the entire conversation. It’s not true.

You can delete just a single picture or video from the Message App in iOS and you really do not have to delete the entire conversation which may contain some important information. Another thing which you should note is that deleting the picture or video will delete it from your device and not in the recipient’s device.

How to delete single picture or video from Messages App in iPhone

You can delete any media file including video, GIF, picture on the messages app of your iPhone, iPad and iPod with the steps mentioned below. One thing to note is that once you delete the media file, you won’t be able to recover it so only delete the file which you do not want.

  1. Open the Messages App and go to the conversation and scroll to that media file which you want to delete
  2. After that tap and hold on to the picture or the video
  3. A small horizontal menu will occur. Choose the option More from it.
  4. Now give your confirmation that you want to delete the image or the video once you highlight it and then move over to the delete icon which is present in the lower left corner of the screen.
  5. Confirm that you want to delete the message by clicking the Delete Message This step doesn’t delete the entire message, just deletes that particular media file.

Always keep in mind that this is a permanent thing and you cannot recover the deleted pictures and videos. The only potential way could be to restore the iPhone, iPad or iPod from recent backup.

So if you follow the above tutorial, you can exactly delete just one picture or video from the entire thread.

Deleting multiple photos or video from Messages App

With this option, you can make multiple deletions that means delete group of messages or videos in the conversation:

  1. Open the Messages App and go to the conversation and scroll to that media file which you want to delete
  2. After that tap and hold on to the picture or the video
  3. A small horizontal menu will occur. Choose the option More from it.
  4. Now select multiple images or videos which you want to delete. You can choose as many option as you like
  5. Now give your confirmation that you want to delete the image or the video once you highlight it and then move over to the delete icon which is present in the lower left corner of the screen.
  6. Delete.

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