How to Clear Your Inbox of Reddit Messages


More than just browsing their favourite subreddits is something that the most active Reddit users do. They leave comments, provide feedback on rule changes, offer guidance to new members, and keep fascinating private chats flowing. It might all add up to a clogged inbox that needs to be cleaned out every now and then.

If you send and receive a lot of messages on Reddit, effective inbox management skills are essential, just as they are on any other messaging system. The good news is that removing unwanted messages on a desktop browser is simple.

This post will show you how to clear your Reddit inbox of messages.

Using a Desktop Browser to Delete Reddit Messages

1. Open your Reddit message inbox after logging in to your account.

2. Locate the message you want to remove and open it.

3. Underneath the selected message, click the word “remove.” (It’s usually adjacent to the word ‘permalink.’)

4. When the Yes/No box displays, select yes.

Please keep in mind that you can only delete private messages sent by other redditors. You won’t be able to remove messages written to and received by other redditors because a copy will remain in their private inbox until they delete it. So, think twice before sending PMs.

Whether you’re using the old or new Reddit, this procedure is the same.

Using the Reddit Mobile App to Delete Messages

It is currently not possible to delete Reddit messages via the mobile app. It’s a much-anticipated feature that many Redditors are looking forward to seeing.Hopefully, an update will be available soon. For the time being, it’s only available on the desktop.

Because Reddit accounts are synchronised across desktop and mobile, erasing PMs from the desktop browser updates them on the mobile version. If you need to erase a communication quickly, use the steps outlined above. Then, to make the adjustment, go into your mobile account.

The conversation feature is a little unique. It’s technically distinct from Reddit’s private messaging service, and you may remove IMs directly from the app.


Although many redditors believe a mobile tool is missing from the experience, deleting private messages on Reddit could not be easier. While you can’t erase PMs straight from the app, doing so from the desktop will result in a change to your mobile account.

Although it may be annoying, deleting messages using your mobile’s regular web browser should not take long.


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