There are so many all new features in iOS 8 like the inclusion of third party keyboards, family sharing, continuity etc. Their introduction has brought an altogether different aspect in the iOS. Messaging had never been so easy before. The enhanced functions in the message app have changed it for the better.
Sometimes, you may want to delete an single message from the conversation thread on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 8 or later as you no longer need it for any reason. There is an interesting way of doing it with some easy steps.
How to Delete Individual Message on iPhone with iOS 8.x
Step #1. Launch Messages App
Step #2. Select Contact
Step #3. Tap and hold or double tap on the individual message
Step #4. A popup will appear, tap on More…
Step #5. The message will automatically be selected
Step #6. Click on the trash button (bottom right)
Step #7. It will ask you to confirm delete message. Tap on Delete Message
That's done! The individual message has been deleted.
You can also delete all the messages at once if you want.
- Launch Messages App
- Tap on Edit
- Select the Contact Thread
- Tap on Delete bottom right
If you tap and hold on numbers which may be in the message, the trash button (bottom-left) will not appear. Therefore, you have to make sure you tap on words and not numbers. Again, this is something that many of the users may not know.
Messaging has become simpler than ever in iOS. The predictive feature has endowed it rich efficiency. Having understood your context, it predicts words that help you in writing fast. Moreover, there are a number of third party keyboards that let you not only type but also swipe.