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How to Clear Facebook Chat History
Clear Facebook Chat History
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When seeking to clear Facebook Chat history, you must make a distinction between one of two actions: removing the immediate history from an instant message window temporarily, or permanently deleting the log of your conversations between you and another person on Facebook. In this illustrated tutorial, you will learn how to do both.

Clearing Facebook Chat History from the IM Window
The first action we will cover is how to clear your chat window of old chat history. Some people would like to do this for the purpose of starting a new chat without the distraction of old text hovering above, while others seek to hide the information from potentially prying eyes. Here's how to clear the Facebook Chat history from the IM window:

  1. Start a Facebook Chat IM with another user.
  2. Locate the cogwheel icon in the upper right corner of the IM window.
  3. Choose "Clear Window" from the drop-down menu.

Your chat window should now be free of any previous messages sent. While this is a temporary solution to keeping your past conversations from appearing on screen, this does not permanently delete the records.

Learn how to delete Facebook Chat history for good in step two.

A Guide to Facebook Chat History

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