How to Remove Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp

How to Remove Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s begin.

How to Delete Frequently Contacted Contacts and Groups on WhatsApp

In the “Forward to” screen (the screen which you see during forwarding), you see:

  • “My status” option
  • “Frequently contacted” section
  • “Recent chats” section
  • “Other contacts” section

The above is the case of Android. In the iPhone’s case, it has all the above except “Other contacts.”

Let’s see the two ways to delete Frequently contacted on WhatsApp:

  • Clearing the chat (contact or group) removes it from the “Frequently contacted.” But that contact or group will appear in the “Recent chats” section. This is the case for both Android and iPhone.
  • Deleting the chat of contact removes it from the “Frequently contacted.” This is the case for the iPhone. But with Android, that contact will appear in the “Other contacts” section.

Note: “Other contacts” contains all your WhatsApp contacts except the ones in the “Recent chats” and “Frequently contacted.”

Pick an option you prefer from the above to do the task.


How to Delete Recent Chats Contacts on WhatsApp

In the “Forward to” screen (the screen which you see during forwarding), you see:

  • “My status” option
  • “Frequently contacted” section
  • “Recent chats” section
  • “Other contacts” section

The above is the case of Android. In the iPhone’s case, it has all the above except “Other contacts.”

Removing the conversation of contact removes it from the “Recent chats.”

And here are important things to note:

  • A group chat in the “Recent chats” remains there until you exit the group and delete its chat.
  • Removing a chat of contact removes that contact from the “Recent chats” section. This is the case for the iPhone. But with Android, that contact will appear in the “Other contacts” section.
  • “Other contacts” contains all your WhatsApp contacts except the ones in the “Frequently contacted” and “Recent chats.”

How to Clear WhatsApp Chat (Android and iPhone)

First, let’s see the difference between clearing and deleting chats.

Clearing chats does not delete the chats from the “Chats” tab. But deleting chats does that. With that said, let’s get started.

Android

Let’s see how to clear all the messages of a single chat or all chats at once:

Single Chat

​Open WhatsApp. Open the chat (contact or group) you want.

Tap three vertical dots at the top > More > Clear chat.

​If the chat doesn’t have a starred message, you see a pop-up that have:

  • “Clear” option
  • “Delete media in this chat” option

The latter is selected by default. Leave it if you want the media of the chat to be deleted. Or deselect the option.

Tap “Clear” and that’s all.

OR

If you’ve a starred message in the chat, then you see a pop-up that have:

  • “Clear Messages” option
  • “Delete media in this chat” option
  • “Delete starred messages” option

​Remember, “Delete media in this chat” option is selected by default. Leave it if you want the media of the chat to be deleted. Or deselect the option.

Tap “Clear Messages.”

To Clear Starred Messages: Select “Delete starred messages.” Hit “Clear Messages.”

All Chats

​Open WhatsApp. Tap three vertical dots at the top > Settings > Chats > Chat history.

Tap “Clear all chats” option. In the confirmation pop-up, you see:

  • Delete media in chats – Select this one to remove media of all the chats.
  • Delete starred messages – Select this option to delete all your starred messages.
  • Clear Messages – Clear all the chats if the above option is selected. Or all chats will be cleared except starred messages.

iPhone

Let’s see how to clear all messages of a single chat or all chats at once:

Single Chat

Note: Remember, the below methods delete media of a chat too.

Method #1

Open WhatsApp. Hit the “Chats” tab at the bottom. Slide the chat to the left.

Hit More > Clear Chat.

You can see a pop-up with the following options:

  • Delete all except starred – This one clear all the messages of chat except the starred messages. Remember, you only see this option if the chat has a starred message.
  • Delete all messages – This one clear all the messages of the chat.

Hit the one you prefer.

Method #2

Launch the WhatsApp. Open the chat you want.

Hit the name at the top. Hit the “Clear Chat” option.

You can see a pop-up with the following options:

  • Delete all except starred – This one clear all the messages of chat except the starred messages. And remember, you only see this option if the chat has a starred message.
  • Delete all messages – This one clear all the messages of the chat.

Hit the one you prefer.

All Chats

Launch WhatsApp. Hit on Settings > Chats > Clear All Chats.

Now, you can see the message stating that clearing your chats will delete message history on your phone and delete all sent and received media.

Enter the phone number of your WhatsApp account. Hit the “Clear All Chats” option.


How to Delete WhatsApp Chat (Android and iPhone)

Android

Delete Single or Multiple WhatsApp Chats

Open WhatsApp for Android. Long press the chat of the contact(s) that you want to remove.

Hit the “Trash can” icon, which is between “Pin” and “Mute” at the top.

Trash can icon

In the pop-up, select “Delete media in these chats” if you want to remove media of the conversation. Or deselect it.

Tap “Delete” option in the pop-up.

Delete option in WhatsApp for Android

Delete All WhatsApp Chats at Once

Follow the below steps if you want to:

  • Remove all contacts chat
  • Clear all group chats
  • Delete media of all chats

Steps

Launch WhatsApp. Hit three vertical dots at the top. Tap “Settings,” which is beneath “Starred messages.”

Hit on “Chats,” which is between “Account” and “Notifications.”

Tap “Chat history,” which is beneath “Chat backup.”

Hit on “Delete all chats” which is beneath “Clear all chats” option.

Delete all chats option on WhatsApp for Android

In the pop-up, select “Delete media in chats” if you want to remove media of all chats. Or deselect it.

Hit “Delete” option in the pop-up.

Pop-up showing Delete option

iPhone

Delete Single or Multiple WhatsApp Chats

Note: Remember, the below steps delete media of a chat too.

Open WhatsApp. Hit “Chats” at the bottom if you’re not in it.

Tap the “Edit” option at the top left.

Hit the chat of the contact(s) you want to remove. Tap “Delete” at the right bottom.

Delete option

In the pop-up, hit “Delete (the number of selected chats) Chat(s)” option.

Delete 2 Chats option

Delete All Chats at Once

Follow the below steps if you want to:

  • Remove all WhatsApp contacts chat
  • Clear all group chats
  • Delete all sent and received media

Steps

Launch WhatsApp for iPhone. Hit “Settings” at the bottom if you’re not in it.

Tap “Chats” option.

Hit on “Delete All Chats” option, which is beneath the “Clear All Chats” option.

Delete All Chats option on WhatsApp for iPhone

Provide the number you’ve used to create your WhatsApp account. Hit the “Delete All Chats” option.

Delete All Chats option