Delete Text or SMS Message Threads from HTC One M8

Edited by Thor, Courtney, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video we are going to show you how to delete threads from the Messaging section of a HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, we need to turn the phone on
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    We can do this by pressing the power button located on the top-right side of the phone. Once the phone has been activated, we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen, holding down until you see two lock icons
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    Both will be in white, the top icon featuring an unlocked padlock and the bottom featuring a locked padlock. Once these icons are shown, swipe upwards to unlock the device. Now that the phone has been unlocked, we will see the home screen.
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    At the bottom, there will be five different icons
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    This is where we will find the Messages icon.
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    Press down on the Messages icon to open the application
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    This icon will be the second icon out of the five. It is represented by a white speech box with three, green, horizontal lines in the center. In this video we want to show you how to delete threads. We will start with the first method, which is to delete the threads individually.
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    To do this, we need to be in the 'All Messages' section
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    Choose the message to delete, then press down and hold
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    The message selected will change from white to a light gray.
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    A black box with the words 'Message options' written in blue will appear
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    This box will only have the option to 'Delete' the thread.
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    Press down on the word 'Delete', it will be written in white
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    A white box will then appear. It will feature a blue banner at the top with the word 'Delete' written inside of it, as well as another option. This option can be checked to delete locked messages with the thread. Locked messages have been talked about in another video, if you'd like to learn more about them please reference that video.
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    Press the icon marked as 'OK' on the right side of the box, this will delete the entire thread
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    If you did not check the option to delete the locked messages, they will not be deleted. Alternatively, we can delete multiple threads at once. To clarify, we are calling each message a thread because there are multiple messages, or a "thread" of messages in each chat.
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    To begin, we will press the icon featuring three, small, white squares located on the upper right side of the screen
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    This will open up a menu screen with a black background and white writing.
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    Press down on the first option in this menu, labeled as 'Delete threads'
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    This will bring up all of the threads in a new window. Each one will have an empty, square, box to the right of it. These boxes allow us to select multiple threads for deletion.
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    We need to choose the threads we would like to delete
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    The color of the box will change to blue with a white 'X' inside of it when checked. Near the bottom right of the screen there is a panel marked with the word 'Delete'. Beside the word 'Delete' it will show a number, depending on the amount of threads selected.
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    Once the desired threads have been selected, press down on the word 'Delete' located in the bottom right corner
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    The word 'Delete' will be written in black with a light gray background. Once the button is pressed the threads will be deleted.
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    This then concludes our tutorial on how to delete threads from the messaging section of a HTC One M8
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    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, please leave them in the comment section below and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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