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8/19/19
Text messages can’t be deleted 0 Recommended Answers 5 Replies 10 Upvotes
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Can not delete messages at all.  Not getting the trash an icon.  Only an archive icon.
Using iPad, tried below but not getting options that are supposed to be there.

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 iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app .
  2. Open the tab for Messages .
  3. Tap the conversation.
  4. Touch and hold a message you want to remove, then tap Select.
    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 .
  6. Tap Delete to confirm.
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11/26/19
Somehow, they've continued to make this service worse and worse.

Having the same problem. I'm ready to write an open source app to give me what I want (vm transcripts) without the terrible experience. 

If they'd left it alone circa 2013 people would be jumping all over it to sign up still.
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1/20/20
I don't care if I permanently delete something by accident.  i would rather have the option to get rid of all this trash.  it's old, it's history, i don't want to keep text messages forever.  It's like gathering trash at home and sticking it in the hall closet or the basement.  Who wants to read text messages from forever ago.  I don't need someone to hold my past text messages hostage.  I need to get rid of them forever!
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1/21/20
@Eagle Wings
  1. On your computer, open Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, click Menu Menu and then Legacy Google Voice. Google Voice will look different, but you're in the right place.
  3. On the left click "Texts"
  4. Delete your texts, either one at a time or in batches of 10.
  5. Leave feedback from GV about the cumbersome method to delete messages
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1/28/20
Seems Odd that I  also cant delete old text messages and I don't have the option for Legacy Google Voice.
Any other suggestion on  finding the delete Icon so I can delete old text messages. I can archive message but not delete them. I also can't  delete the messages when they are archived.
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1/28/20
@Rick Devous If you have a G Suite account then that is managed by your work. You would have to speak to an adminstrator for help
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