How to Delete DMs on Discord

Similar to other social media forums, Discord is a chatting platform where you can communicate through Direct Messages (DMs), voice text, and voice calls. You can send direct messages to everyone, such as your friends or server members, without difficulty and connect with them. However, sometimes users may want to delete the messages to free up space or for other reasons.

This study will demonstrate the method of deleting DMs on Discord desktop and mobile applications.

How to Delete DMs on Discord Desktop?

Deleting direct messages is the advanced feature of Discord. Desktop users can utilize it on their system by following the below steps.

Step 1: Launch Discord
Search for “Discord” on your system using the “Startup” menu and open it:

Step 2: Open Friend’s Chat
Click on the username from the Friend list to open the chat tab. Then, select the message which you want to delete and hit the horizontal “three-dots” that appear in the upper-right corner of the selected text to view more options:

Step 3: Delete Direct Messages
Click on the “Delete Messages” option from the opened menu. As a result, the selected message will get deleted:

To confirm the specified action, click on the “Delete” button from the appeared confirmation dialog box:

As you can see, the message that was present under the highlighted section is now deleted:

Now, check out the method for deleting direct messages on the Discord mobile application.

How to Delete DMs on Discord Mobile?

Discord also allows its mobile users to delete Direct Messages or DMs. Follow up on the below procedure to try this feature on your device.

Step 1: Open Discord
Tap on the “Discord” icon to open it on your device:

Step 2: Open Chat
Tap on the username from your friend’s list whose DMs you want to delete:

Step 3: Select Direct Messages
Search the message which you need to delete and long tap on it: 

Step 4: Delete Messages
Tap on the “Delete” option from the appeared manual:

Lastly, tap on the “Delete” button to confirm the operation:

Below snippet shows that the specified DM is deleted successfully:

We have illustrated the method of deleting direct messages on Discord.


To delete the direct messages from Discord desktop and mobile applications, open the Friend’s list and select the user whose DMs you want to delete. Next, from the upper-right side of the text message, hit the “three-dots” and click on the “Delete Messages” from the opened menu. Lastly, click the “Delete” button to confirm the DM deletion process. This study explained the method of deleting DMs on Discord.

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