How to Delete Messages on Snapchat That The Other Person Saved

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Delete Messages on Snapchat That The Other Person Saved

Do you want to delete a message you send on Snapchat even though the other person saved it?

Many users mistake sending messages to the wrong people on Snapchat.

Some manage to delete the messages before the other person sees them.

But in some cases, the other person saves the message.

How can you delete messages on Snapchat that the other person saved?

Deleting these messages is simple. Go to the chat, long-tap on the message, and select “Delete”. It doesn’t matter that the other person saved your message. It’s still your message, and you can do whatever you want with it.

This guide will teach you how to delete messages that the other person saved.

Keep reading to find out more!

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How to Delete Messages on Snapchat That The Other Person Saved

How Can You Delete Messages on Snapchat that the Other Person Saved?

Deleting these messages is simple. Go to the chat, long-tap on the message, and select “Delete”.

It doesn’t matter that the other person saved your message. It’s still your message, and you can do whatever you want with it.

Snapchat’s chat messages disappear after 24 hours if no one saves them.

However, if you or the other person saves the messages, they won’t disappear after 24 hours.

But that’s not an issue. Even if the other person saves the message, you can delete it just the same.

If you saved the message and now you want to delete it, you should unsave it first.

Follow the steps below to delete messages on Snapchat that either you or the other person saved:

1. Go to Chats

Go to Chats
Go to Chats

When you first open Snapchat, you’ll land on the Camera page.

This is where you can take snaps to send to your friends.

But to delete chat messages, you first need to go to Chats.

Look at the bottom of the screen for a chat bubble icon. That’s the Chats icon.

Tap on it.

2. Select a chat

Select a chat
Select a chat

Now that you’ve opened the Chats window, you must select a specific chat.

Select the chat where you sent the messages you want to delete.

Just tap on the person’s name, and Snapchat will open the chat with them.

That’s where you’ll find all the messages you sent, including the ones you need to delete.

3. Find the message you want to delete and long-tap on it

Find the message you want to delete and long-tap on it
Find the message you want to delete and long-tap on it

If you’ve chatted a lot with that person and 24 hours haven’t passed, your chat might be flooded with texts.

First, you need to find the message you want to delete.

Even if 24 hours have passed, that message won’t disappear if you or the other person saved it.

It should be the only message in the conversation.

After you find it, long-tap on it. This will open a new menu with several options.

4. Select “Unsave” and “Delete.”

Select “Unsave” and “Delete”
Select “Unsave” and “Delete”

Once you long tap on the text message, you’ll open a new menu.

It shows several options like “Unsave in Chat,” “Copy,” “Delete,” “Chat Reply,” and “Snap Reply.”

If you saved the chat, you should unsave it before deleting it.

Select “Unsave in Chat.” This will unsave the message and close this menu.

To reopen the menu, long tap on the message again.

Then, tap on “Delete” to delete the chat message permanently.

5. Confirm your action

Confirm your action
Confirm your action

Snapchat will ask you to confirm your action. You’ll also be notified that your friend will see that you deleted a chat.

Alternatively, you can tap “Learn More” to understand what happens when you delete a chat.

Learn More
Learn More

Snapchat will delete the message from its servers and try to delete it from your friend’s device.

However, if the other person has a bad internet connection or if they’re using an outdated version of Snapchat, it might not work.

The message might not be deleted from their device.

However, this is a very rare event that doesn’t happen too often.

6. Look at your friend’s chat

Look at your friend’s chat
Look at your friend’s chat.

If you reopen your friend’s chat, you’ll see a message from Snapchat at the top.

It says, “You deleted a chat.” This notification can be seen by your friend, as well.

They’ll know you deleted something, but they don’t know what.

If you deleted a saved message, they’d immediately know what you did.

Remember that unsaved messages will be deleted automatically after 24 hours.

Also, one more important thing – you can’t delete messages sent by the other person.

You can only delete your messages.

So, if the other person sends a message and saves it, you can’t delete or unsave it.

That’s because you don’t have any control over a message sent by someone else.

Conclusion

It’s too common to send unintended messages to someone on Snapchat.

Hopefully, you can delete the message before the other person sees them.

If they do, tough luck. Even if they save the message, you can still delete them because they’re yours.

To delete a message on Snapchat, long-tap on it and select “Delete.”

Then, tap “Delete” when Snapchat asks you to confirm your action.

Though it happens rarely, this might not delete the message from your friend’s device if they have a poor internet connection.

Moreover, Snapchat doesn’t retroactively delete messages.

So, if your friend’s internet connection stabilizes, Snapchat won’t restart the message deletion.

If Snapchat didn’t manage to delete the message when you initiated the process, it wouldn’t retry again.

Can you delete saved messages on a chat by removing the other person as a friend?

No, that’s not possible. Removing a friend on Snapchat won’t delete the saved messages on the chat.

They’ll still see all the saved messages if they open the chat.

That’s because when you remove a friend from Snapchat, that person won’t disappear from your chat list.

The conversation history will also remain intact. The only way you can delete the chat history is by deleting every message individually.

Unsave the messages and then delete them manually!

Can you delete saved messages on a chat by blocking the other person?

No, that’s not possible either. Blocking a person on Snapchat won’t delete the chat history you have with them.

All the saved messages on the chat will also remain intact.

Blocking someone only restricts them from sending you messages or snaps.

However, the other person can still access your chat and see all the saved messages.

It’s just that they can’t send you any more messages.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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