How to delete a post on Instagram: 11 steps (with images)

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How to delete a post on Instagram: 11 steps (with images)
How to delete a post on Instagram: 11 steps (with images)
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This article will teach you how to instantly delete posts on Instagram using Android, iPhone or iPad.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Delete a conversation

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 1

Step #1. Open Instagram on your phone or tablet

It's a pink, orange, yellow and purple icon of a camera that is usually on your home screen. If you're using an Android, it may also be in your other apps folder.

  • Use this method to delete an entire direct message (DM) conversation from your Instagram inbox.
  • This will not delete the message from the mailboxes of other people in the conversation.
  • If you want to delete a message that you sent in a DM conversation, you can 'take back' the message. No one who joins the conversation will be able to see the retrieved messages.
Delete a Message on Instagram Step 2

Step 2. Tap your inbox icon in the top right corner of the screen

This looks like a paper airplane if you have no unread messages. If there are unread messages, this icon resembles a pink circle with the number of unread messages.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 3

Step #3. Swipe left on the conversation

Two options will appear to the right of the conversation.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 4

Step #4. Press Clear

A confirmation message will appear.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 5

Step 5. Press Clear

The conversation will now be removed from your DM inbox.

Method 2 of 2: Clear sent messages

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 6

Step #1. Open Instagram on your phone or tablet

This is a pink, orange, yellow, and purple icon that usually appears on your home screen. If you're using an Android, it can also be in the folder between your other apps.

  • You can only delete messages that you have sent yourself. If you want to delete a message that someone else has sent, you must delete the entire conversation.
  • This method will "recall" the message, meaning it will no longer be visible to anyone in the conversation.
Delete a Message on Instagram Step 7

Step 2. Tap the inbox icon on the top right corner of the screen

It's like a paper airplane when you don't have any unread messages. If there are unread messages, the icon will be a pink circle with the number of unread messages in it.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 8

Step 3. Tap on the conversation you wish to delete

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 9

Step #4. Press and hold on the message

Two options will appear above that.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 10

Step 5. Press Take Back

A confirmation message will appear.

Delete a Message on Instagram Step 11

Step 6. Press Take Back

The message has now been removed from the conversation.

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