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How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?

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Facebook’s Messenger is the all-encompassing messaging app by Facebook which is how users majorly communicate with each other on the platform. 

It has everything you’d expect from a messaging app including the ability to chat, send voice notes and media along with video and voice calls as well. The app also has several privacy-related features including the option to delete previously send photos.

In this article, we’re talking about how to delete previously sent photos on Facebook Messenger.

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Deleting photos sent on Messenger app

The process itself is pretty much the same as we’ve seen in most other messaging apps. Here’s what you need to do. 

How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?
  • Open Messenger and head over to the chat where you want to delete the image from.
  • Tap and hold on the image. You’ll see a bunch of options. Tap on the Remove icon in the bottom right. 
  • You’ll see two options here. 
    • Unsend: Selecting this will remove the image for both the participants in the chat and delete it completely.
    • Remove for you: Selecting this will remove the image only on your end. 
      Select the one you want and you’re good to go. 

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Deleting sent photos on Messenger from the browser

If you’re browsing Facebook from the browser, here are the steps you need to follow. 

Step 1: Head over to the chat where you want to delete the image from.

How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?

Step 2: Hover over the image and click on the three horizontal dots that appear.

How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?

Step 3: Click on Remove.

How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?

Step 4: As aforementioned in the process above, you’ll see two options to either Unsend for everyone or Remove for you. Pick the option you want and click on Remove. 

How to delete sent photos on Facebook Messenger?

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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