Today we are going to explain how to delete someone on Facebook Messenger. In the messaging application of the social network you can find two types of contact. First you have those who are friends of yours on Facebook, whom you cannot delete unless you stop being, and then you have contacts imported from mobile phones or other applications, which, since they are not friends on Facebook, you can easily delete.
Therefore, we are going to start by explaining to you step by step and in a simple way how to delete someone on Facebook Messenger. And then, we will also explain what to do to stop seeing the contacts that you cannot delete, the solution being to delete their friendship on Facebook so that they disappear directly.
How to Delete Someone from Facebook Messenger
To delete someone from Facebook Messenger, when you open the application, click on the contacts section (1) that appears at the bottom of the screen. You will go to an index with your new connections and suggested people, and in it now click on the All people option (2) that appears at the top of the screen.
You will go to a complete list in which you have all your contacts. When you are in it, decide which contact you want to delete and click on the contact information button that appears on the right, which has the icon of an i .
When you press the information button, a tab will open with information about the contact. In it, click on the Delete contact button and you will proceed to delete it. In this way you can delete the contacts that come to you because you have their number in your mobile phone book, and also those that are added from other Facebook applications such as Instagram. However, there will be contacts that you cannot delete because they are Facebook friends.
How to delete Facebook friends from contacts
As you will see, there are some Facebook Messenger contacts that you cannot delete. That is because they are friends of the social network, so if you want to delete them first you will have to break your virtual friendship. To do so, go to that person’s profile on Facebook and click on the Friends indicator that you will see, whether you are in the mobile app or on the web.
Clicking on the button will display a menu with options. In this menu, which appears both in the mobile app and on the web, click on the option Remove from the friends list to proceed to stop being friends with that person you want to delete from Facebook Messenger.
Facebook will ask if you are sure you want to remove that person from your friends. When it does, press the Confirm button to permanently delete that friend from your list of friends.
If you have the phone number of that person and you have imported your mobile contacts, you will see that it will still appear in the Facebook Messenger contacts, with the difference that now you can delete it. If you did not have the phone number of that person directly, they will stop appearing as a contact in the messaging application.