How To Remove Contacts from Messenger?

Your Quick Answer:

To remove contacts from Messenger, you can block contacts. Just open any of your friends’ chats, then click on the ‘i’ button and click “Block” to block users from either Facebook or Messenger.

You can ignore their messages by tapping on their name and clicking on the “Ignore messages” option.

You can go to the “Phone Contacts” under your Messenger profile page and there you have to turn off the “Uploading of Contacts” option and you have to delete all your contacts from the “Manage Contacts” section.

For removing someone from a messenger group, you just have to open the Messenger group chat, tap and hold on the user name, then tap “Remove from group” and again press “Remove” to confirm removing the person from the group.

How to Remove Contacts from Messenger?

There are several ways that you have to follow to remove contacts from Messenger:

1. You Can Block the Contacts

To remove contacts from Messenger, the first thing you can do is block the person either from Messenger or from Facebook.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Here are the steps to block a person:

Step 1: Open your Messenger app and log in to your account, then go to the “People” section which is in the bottom right corner.

go to the People

Step 2: Here, in the top right corner, click on the “Contacts” icon, where you can see all of your contacts.

click on the contacts icon

Step 3: Open any of the chats with whom you want to remove. Now click on the ‘i’ icon in the top right corner and then scroll down and press “Block”.

 click on the 'i' icon

Step 4: It will redirect you to a new page where you have two options: “Block messages and calls” and “Block on Facebook”.

two options

Step 5: It is up to you which option you choose and in both cases you have to press “Block” at last to confirm blocking.

Blocked contacts will not be able to send you messages even if they are your friends on Facebook. Also, they can’t find you or send requests.

2. Just Ignore the Chat for the Person

You can ignore someone’s messages, by which if he/she messages you directly, you will not be informed as the conversation will move to spam.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: To ignore messages, first log in to your Messenger account and open the chats.

Step 2: Now choose any of your friend’s Messenger chat.

Messenger chat

Step 3: Then tap on his/her name and you can see many options are there.

Step 4: Scroll down a bit and tap on the “Ignore messages” option, then again press “Ignore” to confirm it.

Ignore messages

3. Turn Off Uploading of Contacts

This should turn off automatic communication synchronization with your phone contacts. This means that you will not see strangers or send unsolicited message requests to the active list on your messenger.

Step 1: To turn it off, first open your Messenger account and go to the “Phone Contacts” section of your Messenger profile page and select “Upload contacts” and turn it off.

Phone Contacts
Uploading of Contacts

Step 2: Now go to the “Manage contacts” and here click on the “Delete all contacts” option to delete the contact list.

Delete All Contacts

How to Delete Someone from Messenger Group?

Messenger allows the user to chat in a group, but being in the same group with a chatterbox can be annoying as well as frustrating. So here are a few steps which help you to remove someone from the Messenger group.

🔯 For Android/iOS:

Step 1: Open the Messenger app and log in to your account with your credentials. Then open any of the group conversations which contain the person whom you want to search for.

Step 2: Now find the person in the group conversation and tap on his / her profile picture. Then tap “Remove from group” to remove the person from the group.

🔯 For Messenger Website:

Step 1: Open the Messenger group conversation and click to the top right to open the conversation information.

Step 2: Below “People”, hover over the person you would like to remove and click the “Remove From Group” button, and then click “Remove” again.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I remove a contact from Messenger can they still message me?

Yes, if you remove a contact from Messenger, then they can still message you. You remove someone means you remove him from your Messenger chat thread. It does not mean that you are deleted by the other person’s chat thread. Even the other person will not be notified that you removed him from your chat thread or not. But if you click on “Ignore messages” instead of clicking the “Delete” option, then if the person messages you, you will not be notified and the conversation will move to spam. Messenger will not notify the person that his/her messages have been ignored.

2. Why Can’t remove a contact from Messenger?

Sometimes it could happen that you can not remove a contact from Messenger. It may have happened because of technical issues or network issues. If you have a bad network connection, then you can not remove your contact from Messenger. Instead of removing someone from Messenger, you can unfriend or block the person or block messages from Messenger.

If you can not remove messages, then open your Messenger application and go to the “Chats” section. Then tap and hold on to a profile that you want to block. From here, you can either block the user’s messages only or you can block the user on Facebook.

3. How to remove a non-friend from Messenger on iPhone?

If you only want to get messages from your Facebook friends and not from your contacts, there is a solution. You can either remove non-friends from Messenger or remove contacts you don’t want to receive messages from.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

If you want to remove all the non-friends on messenger, then follow the steps:

Step 1: Open your Messenger account and click on your profile picture, which is in the top left corner.

Step 2: Scroll down and go to the “Phone contacts” section. Here, press the “Manage contacts” option. After clicking on it, here you can see all of your non-friends’ contact names with their phone numbers.

Step 3: Click on “Delete all contacts” to remove all of these contacts together.
You can also open your Messenger application on iPhone and use the “Ignore messages” and “Block” features to remove non-friends from Messenger.

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