How to Delete Instagram DMS

Instagram is lenient enough as it allows users to delete DMS that they mistakenly sent or choose to delete after the conversation. However, with the Instagram disappear feature you can easily delete messages on both sides but if you choose to clear all your conversations with the person you won’t be able to do the same on both sides. Therefore, here in this guide, we will take a look at how to delete Instagram DMS.

This article will not be limited how to delete DMS on Android or iPhone alone. We will also consider how to delete Instagram messages on Instagram web. With this, you will have all available means to delete your Instagram DMS no matter the type of device that you are using.

How to Delete DMS on Instagram

With this guide, you will be able to delete your Instagram DMS on the following devices.

  • Android
  • iPhone
  • PC/Mac [Instagram Web].

How to Delete DMS on Instagram on Android

With the steps below you will learn how to delete Instagram DMS on your Android phone.

  • Launch the “Instagram App.”
  • Click on the “Instagram DMS” icon at the top right.
  • Select the “Conversation” from the list of chats.
  • Press and hold the “Message” you want to delete until a popup appears.
  • Tap “Unsend” from the popup.
  • Tap on “Unsend” from the new pop-up.

Instagram will pop a “Message unsent” notification telling you that the message has been removed and you can still be included in the conversation. Just tap “OK” and exit the conversation. If the receiver has read through the message the message will be deleted from the chat as well.

How to Delete Instagram DMs on iPhone

If you are using an iPhone the process above might be slightly different. Therefore, take the steps below to learn how you can delete an Instagram DMS on your iPhone.

  • Open the “Instagram App” on your “iPhone.”
  • Tap on your “Messaging” icon at the top right.
  • Select the “Chat” whose conversation you want to delete.
  • Press and hold the message you want to delete from the DM.
  • Click on “Unsend” and tap “Unsend” from the popup.

Meanwhile, your iPhone will show the exact date the message was sent.

How to Delete Instagram DMS Fast on the Web

Here is how to delete Instagram DMS fast on the web if you prefer to use Instagram on your computer web browser.

  • Go to “” on your computer.
  • Log in to your “Instagram” account if you haven’t done that.
  • Click on “Messages” on the left side of the panel.
  • Click on the chat with the message that you want to delete.
  • Hover your “Mouse Pointer” to the message that you want to delete.
  • Click on … [3 dots] before the message.
  • Click on “Unsend.”
  • Tap “Unsend” from the pop-up.

The message will be unsent and deleted at the same time.

How to Delete Instagram DMS on Both Sides

Instagram allow users to delete DMS on both sides. However, you can only delete messages that you sent on both sides but you can delete the receiver’s messages on both sides.

  • Launch “Instagram App.”
  • Tap on the “Messages” icon.
  • Select the chat with the message/DMS that you want to delete on both sides.
  • Press and hold the “DMS” until you see a popup.
  • Tap “Unsend” >> Unsend.

The selected message will be deleted on both sides.

How to Mass Delete Instagram DMS

Instagram allows mass delete on Instagram DMS. However, it has to be a creator’s account instead of a business account. Therefore, you need to turn on the creator’s account to be able to delete multiple messages on your Instagram DMS.

  • Open the “Instagram” app and sign into your account.
  • Tap on your “Profile” icon.
  • Click on the “More” icon at the top right.
  • Tap “Settings and Privacy.”
  • If you are migrating from a business account select “Switch to Creator’s account.”
  • Select “Creator.”
  • Set up your “Creator’s” account.
  • Once you are done setting up your Instagram Creator’s account return to the home.
  • Click on the “Messages” icon at the top right.
  • Click on the three dots option at the top right.
  • Tap “Select Chats” from the pop if you are using an iPhone.
  • Now choose all the chat that appears after the steps above.
  • Click on the “Delete” icon at the bottom right.
  • Tap “Delete” from the pop-up once again.

You can mass delete Instagram DMS or conversation with your “Creator’s account with the steps above.

1 thought on “How to Delete Instagram DMS”

  1. My Delete message on DMS is not working
    Is still in bold as if it hasn’t been read and when I click on delete it doesn’t disappear
    I try to off load in setting and download a new instagram app but it’s still there
    Do I have a virus on the app?


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