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Can I delete a message that hasn’t been read?

Yes, you can delete a message that hasn’t been read. Depending on the platform/service you are using, there are many ways to do this. If you are using a messaging app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, you can simply go to the conversation and select the desired message, then press the delete button.

Some apps will even allow you to delete a message for the other person before it has been read.

In the case of email services, you can go to the sent folder, click on the message and then click the delete button. Some email services allow you to set a timer for messages to automatically delete themselves after a certain length of time, so if the message hasn’t been read within that time it will automatically be deleted.

Overall, deleting a message that hasn’t been read is easy and convenient, so you don’t have to worry about the message being seen.

Does deleting a text message delete it for the other person?

No, deleting a text message only deletes the message from your device. If the person you sent the text message to has already seen the message, the copy will still exist on their device. Unless the other person manually deletes the message as well, it will remain on their device.

How do you delete texts on both sides?

To delete texts from both sides of a conversation, you will need to open the conversation and scroll through it until you find the messages that you would like to delete. Once you have selected the desired text messages, you can simply tap and hold on the message until a pop-up menu appears and then select the “Delete” or “Delete for Everyone” option.

Depending on your messaging platform, you may also be able to select multiple messages at once by tapping and holding on a blank area of the conversation until an “Edit” button appears and then selecting all the messages that you want to delete.

After you have selected the desired messages, all that you will need to do is confirm the action by tapping on the “Delete” button. If you delete the messages for everyone, then the recipients will also be unable to view them.

What happens when you delete text messages?

When you delete a text message, it typically is permanently erased from the device that sent or received the message. Depending on the type of device and answer delivery method, the message may not be recoverable.

For instance, if the message is stored in the cloud with a compatible device, it may remain stored there and may be recovered if the user’s account is still active. Generally, when you delete a text message, it will no longer appear on the device that sent or received it, as the data is removed from the device’s internal memory or from the app’s cached files.

The message might still exist on the mobile provider’s network, such as in a backup or log file. Even if it’s deleted from the handset, it’s possible that the sender or recipient’s service provider could still have a copy of the message.

However, providers don’t have an obligation to keep a record of messages so they typically don’t.

How do you cancel a text message?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to cancel a text message once it is sent. Typically, once the message is sent, there is no way to reverse it, and the recipient will receive it within a few seconds.

However, if you have an iPhone, you can adjust your settings to enable “Send as SMS”. That way, if the recipient’s phone is off or out of service, the message will automatically switch to an SMS and be sent as a normal text.

If you switch this setting to off prior to sending the message, then it will remain in the iMessage system until the recipient’s device is back online, so you will have the opportunity to delete it before it can be viewed.

How do I permanently delete text messages so they can’t be recovered?

Permanently deleting text messages so they cannot be recovered requires you to delete them from both your phone and from the service provider’s server. To delete from your phone, open the conversation in which you want to delete the message, and then press and hold the message.

You’ll be shown the option to delete the message, or if you want to delete the entire conversation, you can do that as well. Then, open your message settings and delete any backups you have in place.

For the service provider’s server, you’ll need to contact your provider directly to learn how to delete text messages from their server, as each provider has different methods in place. Once you have made sure that the messages are deleted from both your phone and the service provider’s server, they should now be permanently deleted and unable to be retrieved or recovered.

When you delete a message does it delete on the other person’s phone?

No, deleting a message on your phone does not delete it on the other person’s phone. When you delete a message on your device, the message is still stored in the other person’s message history. The other person can still view, copy, and forward the message, and the message won’t be removed from their phone until they delete it themselves.

Therefore, if you need to have a message removed from the other person’s phone, you will need to ask them to delete it themselves. Additionally, the other person may have already taken screenshots of the message or copied and stored it on their device, even if you delete it from your own phone.