How to Delete Viber Messages: A Complete Guide
Written By Axel Nash | Dec 31,2019
A while back, I was using Viber to chat with my friends and accidentally sent a wrong message to someone. This got me into a panic mode as I wanted to delete that message right away. Thankfully, after some quick research, I was able to learn how to delete Viber messages pretty easily. Let’s face it – there are times when we all encounter a similar situation and want to delete group or individual messages. Well, to help you do the same, I have come up with this ultimate guide on how to delete Viber messages in a jiffy.
Part 1: How to Delete Viber Group Messages?
Apart from individual chats, Viber also lets us create groups as well. Therefore, before I teach you how to delete Viber messages on a personal chat, I will cover the same for groups. Ideally, there are two ways to do this. You can either just delete a message sent by you to a group or leave and delete the group as well.
Delete Viber messages without leaving a group
Step 1. Launch Viber on your smartphone and open any group where you have earlier sent the message.
Step 2. Tap and hold the messages that you wish to get rid of and select the “Delete” option. You can also select multiple messages and tap on the Delete option.
Step 3. This will give you an option if you wish to delete a message for yourself or everyone. Just tap on the option of your choice and delete the message for just you or everyone in the group.
Delete Viber messages and leave the group
Step 1. Simply launch Viber on your phone and tap and hold the group icon from its home that you wish to leave.
Step 2. This will display various options for the group. Just tap on the “Delete Chat” and subsequently select the option to “Leave and Delete” the group.
Step 3. If you want, you can open the group chat as well and slide from the right panel to get its more options. Scroll all the way down, tap on the “Leave and Delete” option, and confirm your choice.
Part 2: How to Delete Viber Messages from a Conversation?
Besides group chats, we can also delete Viber messages on individual conversations as well. You can delete certain messages, clear an entire chat, or delete the entire Viber message history as well.
Delete selective Viber chats
Step 1. Launch Viber and open any chat on which you have the messages that you wish to delete.
Step 2. Long press and hold a message to get various options. You can just select multiple messages as well.
Step 3. From here, choose to delete the message and it will be disappeared from the thread.
Delete the entire conversation
Step 1. If you have an iPhone, then just launch Viber and slide the chat that you wish to get rid of. Tap on the Delete option from here and confirm your choice.
Step 2. Android users can just launch Viber and hold the chat that they wish to delete. As several options would appear on a pop-up, tap on “Delete” and confirm to get rid of the conversation.
Delete Viber Message History
Step 1. Launch Viber and go to its menu from the side. Now, browse to its Settings > Calls and Messages.
Step 2. Tap on the “Clear Message History” option and confirm your choice to delete the entire message history on Viber.
Part 3: How to Delete Viber Messages You Didn't Want to Send?
If you have accidentally sent a message to someone on Viber, then you can delete the message entirely from the conversation. Once you have removed the message, the actual content would be deleted and the app will display a prompt that the message has been deleted. To learn how to delete Viber messages that you didn’t want to send, follow these steps:
Step 1. Firstly, just launch Viber and go to the conversation or group where you have sent a message by mistake.
Step 2. Tap and hold the message that you wish to delete to get more options. You can also tap and select multiple messages to delete.
Step 3. From the available options, tap on “Delete for everyone” so that the message would be erased from the chat.
Step 4. The selected message would be removed and a prompt stating that the message has been deleted will be displayed instead.
Part 4: Bonus Tip: Take a Backup for Viber Messages
If you use Viber to chat with your friends or for your work, then it is important to maintain its backup. To backup your Viber messages, contacts, attachments, etc. with a single click, simply take the assistance of MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. It can backup your Viber data from your iOS device to the computer and you can later restore the backup to the same or any other iOS device. Here’s how you can backup and restore Viber chats using MobileTrans with a single click.
Step 1: Connect your phone to the system
Using a working cable, connect your phone to the computer and launch MobileTrans on it. Now, go to its WhatsApp Transfer module and select Viber from the sidebar.
Step 2: Backup your Viber Chats
From here, click on the “Backup” button and just wait for a while as the application would take a complete backup of your Viber chats.
Step 3: Restore Viber Chats
To restore an existing backup, connect your iPhone to the system and launch the MobileTrans application. Go to its WhatsApp Transfer > Viber > Restore option and just select the backup file that you want to get back.
After selecting the backup file, click on the “Start” button and wait as your Viber chats would be restored to your phone. Once the backup is restored, you will be notified so that you can remove your iPhone.
There you go! Now when you know how to delete Viber messages, you can easily get rid of unwanted personal conversations or group chats. For your convenience, I have also listed a solution to delete the messages that you didn’t intend to send to someone. Also, if you don’t want to lose your Viber chats, then take its backup using MobileTrans and restore your chats to your iPhone to avoid any unwanted loss of data.