How to Delete Instagram DM From Both Sides
Instagram Direct Messages (DMs) allow users to have private conversations with their followers or other Instagram users. However, there may be instances where you want to delete a DM from both sides—removing the conversation completely. In this article, we will guide you on how to delete Instagram DMs from both sides.
1. Open Instagram: Launch the Instagram app on your mobile device.
2. Go to Direct Messages: Tap on the paper airplane icon located at the top right corner of your screen to access your Direct Messages.
3. Select the Conversation: Choose the conversation that you want to delete from both sides.
4. Access Options: Once you’re in the conversation, tap on the “i” button or the three dots at the top right corner of your screen.
5. Delete Conversation: From the options menu, select “Delete Chat” or “Delete Conversation,” depending on your device.
6. Confirm Deletion: A pop-up message will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Tap “Delete” to proceed.
7. Notification for Other User: It’s important to note that deleting the conversation from your end does not automatically remove it from the other user’s inbox. They will receive a notification stating that you have unsent the message.
8. Request Deletion: If you want to ensure the conversation is deleted from both sides, you can politely ask the other person to delete it from their end as well.
9. Blocking the User: If the other user refuses to delete the conversation, you can consider blocking them. This will prevent them from contacting you and also remove the conversation from your DMs.
10. Archived Messages: If you have archived the conversation instead of deleting it, the other user can still access it. To fully delete it, follow the same steps and select “Unarchive Chat” before deleting it.
1. Can I delete a DM from both sides if the other person has already seen it?
No, once a message has been seen the recipient, you cannot delete it from their inbox.
2. Is it possible to delete a DM without the other person receiving a notification?
No, the other person will receive a notification that you have unsent the message.
3. Can I delete a DM from a group chat?
Yes, the process is the same for deleting DMs from both sides in a group chat.
4. Will deleting a DM remove it from Instagram’s servers?
Deleting a DM from both sides removes it from your devices, but it may still be stored on Instagram’s servers.
5. Can I recover a deleted DM?
No, once a DM is deleted from both sides, it cannot be recovered.
6. Can I delete multiple DMs at once?
Unfortunately, Instagram does not currently offer a feature to delete multiple DMs simultaneously.
7. What happens if I delete a DM from both sides but the other person has taken a screenshot?
Deleting a DM does not affect any screenshots or saved media taken the other person.
8. Will deleting a DM remove it from Instagram’s backup?
Instagram’s backup system may still retain copies of deleted DMs, but they are not accessible to users.
9. How long does it take for the other person to receive the notification?
The notification is usually received instantly when you delete a DM.
10. Can I delete a DM from both sides on desktop?
No, the option to delete a DM from both sides is only available on the mobile app.
11. Will deleting a DM remove it from my chat list?
Yes, deleting a DM from both sides removes it from your chat list.
12. Can I delete a DM sent someone else from both sides?
No, you can only delete conversations that you initiated.
13. Can I delete a DM from both sides if the other person has blocked me?
No, you cannot delete a conversation if you have been blocked the other person.
14. Can I delete a DM from both sides if the other person has deleted their Instagram account?
Yes, if the other person has deleted their Instagram account, the conversation will be deleted from both sides automatically.