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How to Delete WeChat Messages?

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

The good thing about messaging is that you can also receive many other things aside from messages. You are also able to receive photos, videos, audio, or even PDFs. However, you might receive too many of these media files at some point, which can take up a lot of storage in your phone.

With WeChat’s continued popularity and an increasing number of users, you will be able to converse with more people on WeChat. With more users registering, you will also be receiving a lot of messages from your contacts. The other good thing about using WeChat is that you are also able to send other media files such as photos, audio, and videos to your contacts. However, when accumulated over time, these kinds of files can take up a lot of space in your phone storage.  Our phones have limited storage so from time to time, we will need to clear some files to make way for more storage.

We will be guiding you in this article on the steps that you can follow to delete some of the messages that you have in your WeChat so can have more storage for other files.

Part 1: Why is WeChat taking so much space?

Many users from WeChat have raised the concern that WeChat is taking a lot of their phone storage. There are a lot of factors that contribute to WeChat taking a lot of space from your phone storage. One of them would be the media files that you have either sent, received, or even captured. In time, this will accumulate, and uses your storage space to keep it in your phone. The only way for you to clear some storage space is for you to manually delete the files or go to the settings and manage these files as a group.

Part 2: Back up your important WeChat messages from your phone to your computer before deleting

We understand how important it is to keep a storage of your chat histories and in this part of the article, we will talk more about this and how you can do this using one of the best mobile backup and storage software out there, MobileTrans - Backup & Restore. You can follow the steps below on how you can transfer your chat history from your phone to your computer.

  • Step 1: Download the MobileTrans software on your PC.
  • Step 2: Open the software and choose the tab “Backup & Restore” from the main screen.

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  • Step 3: From there, choose the “Backup WeChat”.

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  • Step 4: You can then click on the “Start” button which would initiate the transferring of files from the phone to the computer.

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  • Step 5: You can now wait until the backup process is done. Once it is done, you will see the backup file list when clicking on “View It”.

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  • Step 6: Click on “View It” and connect to your target device. Follow the next steps to restore your chat histories and it will let you know once the transfer is done.

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Part 3: How do I permanently delete WeChat messages on my iPhone?

In case you decide to delete some messages to free up some space in your phone, we will show you the steps that you should follow both for IOS phone users.

  • Step 1: Open the WeChat application and choose “Me”.

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  • Step 2: From “Me, you will then go to “Settings” and choose the “General” option.
  • Step 3: Finally, you will then choose “Storage” and then “Clear Chat History”.

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If you followed the steps above, your phone’s messages and caches would have already been deleted. You can recheck your storage space after doing the steps.

Part 4: How do I permanently delete WeChat messages on android?

Now for Android users, you can follow the steps below if you want to delete WeChat messages on your phone to free up some space. But, again, the process is somewhat similar to that of IOS phones.

  • Step 1: Firstly, open WeChat and select “Me”.
  • Step 2: Next, you will choose “Settings” and then tap on “General”.
  • Step 3: Lastly, tap on “Clear Chat History”.

If you followed the steps above, your phone’s messages and caches would have already been deleted. You can recheck your storage space after doing the steps.


We are constantly receiving messages that for sure we all cannot remember all of it. And once in a while, we might need to delete some messages to create more space for new ones. With all kinds of files being sent to your WeChat account, you will not notice it accumulating and the caches that come along with all of the files. By habitually deleting some messages and the messages cache, you will for sure not need to buy more extra storage but instead just deleting some to make more space for others.

Tips for mobile users: Learn how to clear the WhatsApp cache from your iPhone and Samsung or any other Android phone with this easy step-by-step guide.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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