How to Remove Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp (and More)

In this post, we’ll see:

How to Delete Frequently Contacted Contacts and Groups on WhatsApp

On the “Forward to” screen (the screen you see while forwarding), you will see:

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

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

Let’s see 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” contain all your WhatsApp contacts except the ones in the “Recent chats” and “Frequently contacted.”

Pick the option you prefer from the above to complete the task.

How to Delete Recent Chats Contacts on WhatsApp

On the “Forward to” screen (the screen you see while forwarding), you will see:

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

The above is the case for 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.”

Here are some important things to note:

  • The group chat in the “Recent chats” will remain 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

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

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

  • The “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 have a starred message in the chat, then you will see a pop-up that has:

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

​Remember, the “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 on the three vertical dots at the top > Settings > Chats > Chat history.

Tap the “Clear all chats” option. In the confirmation pop-up, you will 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 for the 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 also delete the media of the chat.

Method #1

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

Hit More > Clear Chat.

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

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

Hit the one you prefer.

Method #2

Launch WhatsApp. Open the chat you want.

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

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

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

Hit the one you prefer.

All Chats

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

You can now see the message stating that clearing your chats will delete the 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

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.

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

Tap the “Delete” option in the pop-up.

Delete All WhatsApp Chats at Once

Follow the steps below if you want to:

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

Steps

Launch WhatsApp. Hit the three vertical dots at the top. Tap “Settings,” which is beneath the “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 the “Clear all chats” option.

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

Hit the “Delete” option in the pop-up.

iPhone

Delete Single or Multiple WhatsApp Chats

Note: Remember, the steps below will delete the media of the chat as well.

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 bottom right.

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

Delete All Chats at Once

Follow the steps below 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 the “Chats” option.

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

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

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