How clean old texts google messages app

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  1. SMYDSMITH

    SMYDSMITH Active Member

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    I believe if you delete conversations from the app it just makes them invisible to the app but still visible in other sms apps so the space is not recouped and I don't think it auto cleans. Any suggestions

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  2. Sajo

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    I have not had any issues with deleted messages and conversations that I deleted within Messages appearing in other SMS apps.
     
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    if you have several different apps reading the messages on different devices or even the same device, there is always a chance it will still be there.

    I think you will have to go to each and manually delete them.
     
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    It depends on how you delete the data ? you do know the deleted messages can be recovered back from "Recycling bins"
     
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  5. SMYDSMITH

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    What recycle bins

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    If I was you, I would disregard that post.

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    You should have to manually delete them. This is the best option.
     
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    Bummer wish it had a n option to auto delete after x days

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    Are you sure , but these messages can not be deleted completely .