Do you want to clear chats in WhatsApp? Clearing chat not only removes the chats from your WhatsApp screen it even frees up the storage space of your phone. You must be able to differentiate between clearing and deleting the chats.
Clear chat would only remove the messages from the chats but the corresponding chat would still appear in the CHATS tab. Delete chat would remove the chat from the CHATS tab.
In this section, we will be discussing the method to clear chats in WhatsApp.
Steps to Clear Chat in WhatsApp:
Method 1: Clear an Individual Chat
Step 1: Tap on a chat you want to clear in CHATS tab of WhatsApp.
Step 2: When the chat gets open then tap on the more options icon denoted by the vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen as you can see in the image below.
Step 3: From the options displayed you have to tap on More.
Step 4: Further to clear the chat tap on Clear chat option.
Step 5: A confirmation message is prompted which asks you whether you surely want to delete the message of this chat to confirm tap on CLEAR.
If you also want the media associated with this chat i.e. the shared pictures, audios, videos should also be deleted then you must check the checkbox ‘Delete media’.
You would see that all the messages in your chat would vanish as you can see in the image below.
Method 2: Clear all Chat
Now, with this method, you would be able to clear the messages of all the chats in your CHATS tab.
Step 1: Open your WhatsApp app and tap on the more options icon as you can see in the image below.
Step 2: From the displayed options tap on Settings.
Step 3: On the Settings page you have to tap on Chats options as we need to manage chats content.
Step 4: On the Chats page you have to tap on Chat history as it will navigate you to manage the storing or removing all chats.
Step 5: On the Chats history page you have to tap on Clear all Chats. Remember delete and clear are two different things. Deleting the chat would remove the chats from the CHATS tab and clearing chat would only remove the messages and media present in the chat, it won’t remove chat from CHATS tab.
Step 6: A message will be prompted whether you want to surely clear all the chats in the CHATS tab. In case you want to delete the ‘starred messages’ and ‘media’ associated with WhatsApp chats check the corresponding checkboxes shown in the prompted checkboxes. And finally, tap on CLEAR MESSAGES.
So, this is the method to clear an individual or all chats in the CHATS tab. Clearing chat won’t remove the chats from the CHATS tab it only deletes the messages in it. Hope the content is useful to you. Keep reading.