Hide or delete a conversation

You can hide or delete the history of a direct message conversation in Google Chat and Gmail.

  • Hide conversation—Removes your copy of a conversation. It doesn't remove the conversation from other participants' views. If you hide a conversation and then chat with that person or group again, your chat history reappears (if it's turned on).
  • Delete conversation—Permanently deletes your copy of a conversation's history. It doesn't delete the conversation from other participants' history.

Direct message conversations that you delete in Google Chat are also deleted in classic Hangouts, and the other way around. Conversations that you previously deleted in classic Hangouts, before conversations could be deleted in Chat, are not deleted in Chat.

Hide a direct message conversation

 
You can hide a direct message conversation from your Chat or Gmail view, including group conversations with 2 or more people.
  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. On the left, next to the person's name or group, click More ""and thenHide conversation "".

Delete a direct message conversation

You can't delete your history for group conversations with 2 or more people.

  1. Sign in to Chat or Gmail.
  2. On the left, next to the person's name, click More ""and thenDelete conversation.
  3. Click Delete to confirm.

To delete a single message instead of a conversation, go to Edit or delete a message.

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