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How To Remove Contacts In Messenger

✎ Key Points:

» To remove contacts from Messenger, you can block contacts, just open any of your friends’ chats.
» 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.

How To Remove Contacts In 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, go to the “Phone Contacts” section of your Messenger profile page, 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 that 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 on the top right to open the conversation information.

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

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