How to delete specific messages from iOS 8's conversation threads

How to delete specific messages from iOS 8's conversation threads
If you want to keep the personal messages on your iPhone privy, there's no better option than remembering the important information, then deleting them right away. But what if said messages are contained within a conversation thread? Does this mean you must delete the entire thread just to make a certain message disappear? 

Of course not - Apple isn't the kind of company that would get away with such a clumsy oversight. iOS 8 (and prior versions, we believe) lets you enter a message thread and erase only the messages you don't want. But for all of iOS's intuitiveness, it isn't immediately obvious how to delete a single message off a thread - especially for novice users. 

We'll show you how to deal with this problem in this tutorial - it's rather simple. But bear in mind, the message will only delete on the user's side - it stays on the recipient's side.

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4 Comments

1. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Maybe you guys should make a separate section and not make this thing news. It's stupid.

2. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Please let me know how many iPhone users here don't know this ?

3. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Slow day huh?

4. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

................really? I figured this out myself 3 years ago smh.

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