How to delete Snapchat message you accidentally sent to unwanted person before they or someone opens it, is it even possible to delete conversation on Snapchat when the messages have not been seen?
Carelessness sometimes happens when you are in a rush, such as sending a message to the wrong person in snapchat, a second later you realize it and your heart sank because a mistake that may not be too big, but it could be the most embarrassing thing in your life if the message you sent to the wrong person has been read.
In addition to self-destruct message that is the main feature Snapchat, you can also send messages as plain text. Snapchat message stored in the device’s storage, not in Snapchat’s servers, and they are not erased by itself. If you send a message to the wrong person, there is only one way to remove it before someone open or read it.
How to delete Snapchat message you sent before someone opens it
There are at least 3 ways that we have found to remove the message at Snapchat. In Snapchat’s support we could only find a way to delete messages on our own Snapchat account or phone and did not delete the message on the recipient’s phone. But you can still implement this method if you are a ninja and somehow be able to acquire the phone of the person who accidentally receive unwanted message from you
Clear the conversation on the snapchat’s message
Open the Snapchat app on the phone, and tap on the gear icon settings
On the “Account Actions” section, there is “Clear Conversations”, tap on it
Unsave the Snapchat message
The second way requires cooperation with the recipient of your message. In order to erase the message, both of you must swipe out of the chat by tapping on the message and then tap it again to unsave. When you receive a message and you tap it, this will save the message, but when you tap it again, it will erase the message. You need to ask the person who receives your message to do the same which is maybe will make that person curious and open the message before erase it.
Completely erase the snapchat message before someone read it by deleting your snapchat account.
If you are not a ninja, or you do not want to risk your message is read by unwanted person, you can perform this “kamikaze” way by deleting your snapchat account and create a new one, the messages already sent will be lost, the person receiving your message will not be able to see your messages. The problem is solved.
Of course you will lose all your friends in your snapchat’s contact , you have to go back to repeat the process of adding friends, gaining the score, trophies, and all that stuff, but I think it’s better than your embarrassing message was read by others, totally worth it i think.
Update: There is a new feature that allow you to unsend Snapchat messages.