How to Clear Discord Chats: A Step-by-Step Guide

Lindsay Hayes

There are 3 different ways to clear discord chat. You can either manually delete channel messages, get a bot to get the job done (like MEE6), or clone a channel. Just keep in mind that for the last 2 suggestions, you will need to have the appropriate server permissions first.

I've had to delete a few problematic messages on my Discord server, and since there were so many unacceptable messages, I had to try all 3 methods. I've run through everything you need to do, as well as some additional information.

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How to Clear Discord Chats?

As mentioned, there are 3 different ways to clear discord chats. I've run through each of them in the section below.

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Method 1: Use a Discord Bot

Using Discord bots is the easiest way to do it. Now, there are many bots that you can use. But in my opinion, MEE6 and ClearChannel are the best.

In case MEE6 and ClearChannel are not on your server, you will have to invite them. Just remember that you will need administrative access to do this.

I've taken a look at how to use both bots in the section below.

Here's how you use MEE6 to clear message history:

Here's how you use Clearer Bot to mass delete messages:

Method 2: Manual Deletion

From all the methods to clear discord chat, manual deletion takes the most time. It might be the way to go if you only have to delete a few messages rather than bulk messages. This can be tough in case you're in an active discord server.

Here's what you do:

You can follow the above steps on either a Discord channel, or to delete any direct message conversations from the direct message panel.

If you have the appropriate server permissions, you can follow the steps to delete other users' messages. You can also report what they have sent.

Method 3: Clone Channel Messages

If not for the above tricks, you can clone a channel and clear all its messages. When you do this, the channel settings that you've set, and the members you gave channel access to will not change.

In the end, you will end up with a new channel with the same name and permissions as the old one but with all of its existing messages automatically cleared. You can then go ahead and lock the previous channel, or delete it.

Just remember that you will need to have the appropriate permissions to make this change.

Here's what you need to do:

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How Do I Delete All Messages on Discord Mobile?

You can use the mentioned 3 methods to delete messages from the Discord mobile app too. The process to manually delete channel messages is a little different. Simply:

FAQ

Answered below are some popular questions.

What Do You Do If You Can't Delete Message from Discord?

This is an issue that I've faced before. Most of the time, it pops up when you try to delete direct messages. You could be dealing with a glitch. Closing and then reopening the Discord app should take care of this.

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Final Thoughts

If you're wondering how to delete Discord server's messages, there are a few different methods to try. You can either delete discord server's message backlog manually, by using a discord bot, or by cloning a channel.

No matter how many messages you want to delete, a bot will be able to delete all messages easily. I personally use it instead of trying to clear multiple old messages manually. I've run through 2 different bots you can use, but there are other options on the market as well.

When deleting multiple messages in a channel or exchanged direct messages in private conversations manually, be prepared to spend a couple of minutes doing this.

Lindsay Hayes

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Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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