Archive or delete messages, calls, or voicemails

You can hide messages and conversations or delete them from Google Voice.

For Voice for G Suite accounts managed by your work or school, text messaging is available only in the U.S.

Archive text conversations, calls, or voicemails

You can hide a conversation from your inbox without deleting it. If someone replies to a conversation you've archived, the messages will show up again in your inbox.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Open the tab for Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Touch and hold the conversation, call, or voicemail you want to hide.
    Optional: To hide multiple items, touch and hold the first conversation, call, or voicemail, then tap the rest of the items.
  4. At the top right, tap Archive Archive.

Bring back text conversations, calls, or voicemails you archived

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Archive.
  3. Touch and hold the conversation, call, or voicemail you want to bring back.
    Optional: To bring back multiple archived items, touch and hold the first conversation, call, or voicemail, then tap the rest of the items.
  4. At the top right, tap Unarchive Unarchive.

Delete a text conversation, call, or voicemail

After you delete a text conversation, call, or voicemail, you can't see it again.

Important: You can't delete multiple text conversations, calls, or voicemails at the same time. You must delete each one individually.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Open the tab for Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Tap the conversation, call, or voicemail you want to remove.
  4. Tap More More and then Delete.
  5. Tap the I understand box to confirm and then tap Delete.

Delete text messages

After you delete a text message, you can't see it again, but it could show up on the devices of the people you chatted with.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Open the tab for Messages Messages tab.
  3. Tap the conversation.
  4. Touch and hold the message you want to remove.
    Optional: To remove multiple messages, touch and hold the first message, then tap the rest of the messages.
  5. In the top right, tap Delete Delete.
  6. Tap Delete to confirm.
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