Deleting a single text message can be done fairly easily, depending on the platform that you are using.
If you’re using an Android device, then you can simply long-press the message that you want to delete, which will bring up a using dialogue box and then select the “Delete” option. This will delete the message from your device and also, depending on the version of the Android OS, can delete the message from the server, preventing other people with access to the system from seeing it.
For iOS devices, it’s slightly different. You need to open the message thread that contains the message that you want to delete, then you long press the message that you want to delete and select “More” from the dialogue box.
This will mark the message and then you need to tap the trash can icon in the bottom right to delete the message. This will delete the message from your device and, depending on the version of the iOS, can delete it from the server, preventing other people with access to the system from seeing it.
For Windows Phones, it’s a similar process to the iOS method. You can open the message thread that contains the message that you want to delete, tap and hold on the message you wish to delete and select “Delete” from the options.
This will delete the message from your device, and it’s also possible to delete messages from the server by selecting the “Delete from server” option that appears.
Can you delete single texts on iPhone?
Yes, you can delete single texts on an iPhone. To delete a single message, open the Messages app and locate the conversation with the message you’d like to delete. Swipe to the left on the message you’d like to remove and tap the red “Delete” button.
Alternatively, you can open a conversation and press firmly on the message you’d like to delete and then tap on the “More…” option. Tap the circle next to the message you’d like to delete and then tap the delete button in the bottom right corner.
Finally, when prompted, confirm that you’d like to delete the messages.
Does deleting a message on iMessage delete it for the other person?
No, deleting a message on iMessage does not delete it for the other person. This is because messages transmitted through iMessage are sent and stored on servers owned by Apple. Once a message is sent, the only way to delete it for both you and the recipient is for both of you to delete it from each of your devices.
For example, if you delete a message on your iPhone, it won’t disappear from the recipient’s device unless they delete it from their device as well.
Is Google Chat and Hangouts the same thing?
No, Google Chat and Hangouts are two separate Google products. Google Chat is a messaging platform released in 2018 and available on mobile devices and the web. It’s built to be a secure, business-ready chat solution that integrates with G Suite, allowing you to message with colleagues, create group chats and converse with contacts outside of your organization.
Hangouts is Google’s video-chat platform, which includes support for voice and text chat as well. Hangouts also works across platforms and can be used to call standard phones. You can use Hangouts to start a group video chat or use it to conduct a meeting with multiple people.
Each service has its own benefits, so it depends on your needs to decide which one is best for you.
How long does Google Hangouts keep messages?
Google Hangouts keeps messages indefinitely. All of your messages, including those sent and received, are stored in the same conversation history, which can be accessed in Google Takeout or via Google chat or Hangouts history.
You can delete messages that you have sent, but they are still stored in the other person’s chat window. These messages will also be retained in the history. Google Hangouts also keeps a log of calls and video conversations that you have with contacts.
To view them, you can use Google Pop Out or visit the Hangouts page in Google Drive.
How do I delete my Google Chat account?
If you’d like to delete your Google Chat account, you will need to delete your Google account. You can do this by going to your Google Account settings page and deleting your account.
When you delete your account, this will remove all of your information associated with it, including your Google Chat data. This process cannot be undone, and you will be unable to use your account again.
Before deleting your account, make sure you have backed up any important data that you may need in the future.
To delete your Google Account, follow the steps below:
1. Go to your Google Account page and sign in (if prompted).
2. At the top of the page, click “Data & personalisation”
3. Scroll down to “Download or delete your data” and click “Delete a service or your Google Account”
4. Scroll down to “Delete your Google Account” and click “Delete your account”
5. On the confirmation page, check the boxes to indicate that you understand the implications of deleting your account and then click “Delete Account”.
Once you have deleted your account, all of your Google Chat information, including your messages and contacts, will be removed.
If you decide to cancel your account, make sure to follow Google’s process to cancel the account to avoid potential legal issues.
Where are Google chats saved?
Google Chat conversations are saved within your Google Chat app. You can access them by clicking the menu icon in the top left corner, then selecting Conversations. From there, you can access the conversations you’ve had with any Google contacts, including group chats.
You can also search for any specific conversations or messages within them. All conversations will be clearly marked, so you can easily find specific conversations. You can also open any of your conversations in a web browser by clicking the “Open in web browser” link.
By default, Google Chat conversations are stored forever and cannot be deleted.
How do I delete and block someone on Hangouts?
To delete and block someone on Hangouts, the first step is to open Hangouts on your device and navigate to the Conversation tab. From here, you will be able to view all the conversations you have had with that person.
Once you have located the conversation with the individual you would like to delete and block, simply tap and hold on the conversation for a few seconds. This will open a menu containing a few options.
Select Block & Report from this menu. This will delete the conversation from your list and also block the phone number or email associated with the Hangouts user. You will now receive no further messages or calls from that person.
What happens when you block someone on Hangouts?
When you block someone on Hangouts, they will no longer be able to contact you via Hangouts or any other Google or Google-related applications (including Google Voice and YouTube). The user’s messages and/or requests to chat with you on Hangouts will be declined and they will not receive any notifications regarding the blocked user.
Hangouts also blocks the user from being able to view the profile you have on Hangouts, any public comments that you have made, and any events or topics of which you are a part. Additionally, Hangouts blocks the user from seeing any messages that are sent to you.
The user will no longer be able to see your name when they search for it within Hangouts so that they are unable connect with you using any Google or Google-related applications. Blocking someone in Hangouts also prevents the user from any attempts to add you as a contact or friend again via Google services.
Is there a way to delete chats from both sides?
Yes, it is possible to delete chats from both sides. Depending on the type of messaging platform you are using, there are several ways you can do it. For example, on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, you can delete messages from both sides by tapping a delete icon that appears when you long press on a message.
This will delete the message from both sender and receiver’s device. You can also delete an entire chat from both devices by going to Settings, tapping on Chats, and then selecting the chat you want to delete.
Another option is to delete all chats from both devices, in which case you will have to go to Settings, then select Chats and then Delete All Chats.
How do you know if someone has deleted you on Hangouts?
If you suspect that someone has deleted you on Hangouts, there are a few things that you can do to confirm or disprove your suspicions. First, open your Hangouts app and look for the person in your contacts list.
If you can no longer see them in your contacts list, then it’s likely that they have blocked or deleted you. You may also see an error message saying “Contact not found” if you try to view the contact profile.
If the person still appears in your contacts list, you can try to start a video call with them and see if they answer. If they don’t answer, it could mean they’re not available or they have blocked or deleted you.
Sometimes, people don’t appear in search results even if they haven’t blocked you. If you discussed something in a conversation with the person and you can still see that conversation in Hangouts, then it means the person still has not blocked or deleted you.
If all else fails, you can always ask the person directly if they have blocked or deleted you on Hangouts.
How far back do Hangouts messages go?
The amount of time for which Hangouts messages are stored varies depending on the platform used to access the Hangouts message service. When you use Hangouts on a web browser, messages are stored indefinitely on Google servers, but the features that retrieve your past conversations are limited to messages exchanged within the past 30 days.
Conversations older than 30 days may still appear if you search for them, or if you click a notification email.
When accessed via Google Contacts on an Android phone, Hangouts messages are stored for one month. Before this time, the messages cannot be retrieved. If you want to keep older messages, you should back up your chat history in Google Takeout.
If you use Hangouts on an iPhone or iPad, Apple’s iCloud service stores your messages for only four days. You can enable chat history in the device’s settings, but data stored beyond four days is not available.
Overall, Hangouts messages go back as far as 30 days if you’re using the web browser version, one month when using Hangouts on an Android phone, and up to four days when using Hangouts on an iPhone or iPad.
Why did all my chats disappear on Gmail?
The most common reason is that you may have mistakenly archived the chats, in which case they will not appear in the chat list but will still exist in your account. It also possible that the Gmail server may have synced your account incorrectly, that the chat history was deleted accidentally, or that you have not signed into your account for a while and your chat conversations have timed out.
It is also possible that you may have disabled the chat feature in Gmail.
If you think that the chats were mistakenly archived, you can easily search for them in the “All Mail” folder. If none of these solutions work, contact the customer support team for assistance.