How to Permanently Remove Facebook Chat History or Messasges

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I don’t think you will like to keep your months old Facebook chat history intact for years. Everybody does keep chat history on Facebook without touching on it. Once we log in to Facebook we start reading new posts, like or share some of them and start to respond to a message. We are busy on Facebook. Right? Spend sometime on Facebook to check your chat history. You can permanently remove Facebook chat messages. On Google Chrome there was a very useful extension to delete all Facebook chat history with ease. Unfortunately it does not work anymore due to the Facebook latest updates.

Update: The plugin seems working for some users and also there is an alternative plugin to do this. We have a tutorial for this here.

Still you can easily remove the chat history on Facebook. Below are the simple tips that you can quickly follow to delete chat history on Facebook on the web.


Steps to Permanently Remove Facebook Message History

  1. On the left side panel on Facebook you can see “Messages”. Click on it.
  2. Select any friend to delete your chat messages with him.
  3. You can either delete messages one by one or delete all Facebook chat messages together. To delete messages independently click “Actions” and select “Delete Messages”. Select the message you want to delete and click “Delete” button at the bottom.
  4. To delete all the messages with a friend on Facebook click “Actions” and select “Delete Conversation”. This will delete entire chat history of you with a friend on Facebook.

The above method is the working solution to delete all Facebook chat messages or history completely and permanently. Applicable to Facebook on the web.


  1. I want my messages to be permanently deleted. I have deleted the conversation but some say that they will be stored in backup and any one who is intelligent in software can see them. Is that possible, if yes then what can I do?
    Please help me with this


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