Article last updated on:
December 27, 2023

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

  • Delete a single chat
  • Clear all conversations
  • Remove conversations across devices

We will talk about all of this, one by one.

How to delete chats in ChatGPT

To delete a conversation: open it, hit the “Trash” icon, then click “Delete”. Also delete all chats by clicking your name > “Settings” > “Clear” > “Confirm deletion”.

Let’s explore all of this

A. Just one chat

To delete a chat, you need to open it and click the “Trash” icon on the sidebar. Confirm you want to remove it definitely by clicking the red “Delete” button.

Here’s our breakdown.

1. Desktop

1.1. Open
Opening a conversation in ChatGPT
  1. Open the ChatGPT website:
  2. Select the conversation you want to delete
  3. Open the sidebar to reveal the settings

Not sure how to open it? We have a guide teaching you how to use the sidebar.

1.2. Trash icon
How to delete a ChatGPT conversation
  1. Look at the sidebar (left side)
  2. Click Trash icon

This will bring a pop-up.

1.3. Delete
Deleting a chat in ChatGPT
  • Simply click “Delete“.
  • This will remove the conversation definitively from your history.

2. Mobile

2.1. Chat settings
Chat settings in ChatGPT
  1. Open the ChatGPT app
  2. Click the 3-dot icon (top-right)

This will open a new menu.

2.2. Delete it
Deleting a chat in ChatGPT on mobile
  1. Click the “Delete” icon
  2. Hit “Delete” to confirm the action

There you go! A new conversation will now start.

B. All conversations

To delete all conversations in ChatGPT: Open the app > Click your name > Select “Settings & Beta” > Click the red “Clear” button > “Confirm deletion”.

Let’s go more into detail.

1. Desktop

1. Settings

Official ChatGPT website:

  1. Open ChatGPT
  2. Click your name
  3. Select “Settings & Beta

The screen that opens next is the one you need.

2. Clear chats
  1. Stay on “General” settings
  2. Click “Clear

This will open a pop-up.

3. Confirm
Deleting all conversations in ChatGPT
  1. Select “Confirm deletion
  2. A new conversation will start

There you go!

2. Mobile

2.1. Settings
Opening settings in ChatGPT mobile
  1. Open the ChatGPT app
  2. Tap the Menu icon (top-left)
  3. Tap your name (bottom)
2.2. Delete history
Clearing chat history in ChatGPT mobile
  1. Select “Data Controls
  2. Tap “Clear Chat History
  3. Delete all by clicking “Confirm

That’s it!

Does ChatGPT save conversations across devices?

Yes. While ChatGPT doesn’t store conversations in any of your computers, chats are saved in your account which you can access across devices.

Sign up or log into your ChatGPT account and your conversations will be there — regardless of the device.


There you have it!

The ultimate guide to deleting a conversation in ChatGPT.

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Ch David and Daniel

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