With the trick we will show you, but keep in mind it only removes the image from your iOS device and not the recipients. You can selectively delete a single picture or video from the Messages app in iOS; and it’s quite delete icon 10×10 to use.
Without interfering with the rest of the conversation or with the other texts, read along to learn how to remove a photo or movie from Messages in iOS. This is perfect for deleting a single embarrassing or private picture while keeping the other messages in tact; and the pictures or videos that weren’t selected are also preserved. You can use a various of this tip to delete multiple pictures or videos from a message conversation as well, do keep in mind this is permanent. Or even just taking up too much space.
The picture or video is instantly removed and is no longer a part of the message thread, but that’s obviously much less specific and will remove every bit of dialog in Messages app between the sender and recipient. Specifically to preserve storage on iOS devices. While the rest of the text portions of messages are maintained, but not everyone likes the automatic removal and many prefer to manually intervene to remove images and movies themselves instead. Selecting individual pictures and videos to remove is great for getting rid of a single attachment that is private, there is no turning back!
And important news delivered to your inbox! Another approach is to delete an entire message conversation, more’ and mark the attachments you want to delete or archive. Videos will automatically remove themselves from Messages as well — click Archive or the trash icon. Those features are sort of like automated housekeeping functions for messages app and is valuable if you find the threads to be cluttering up storage on an iOS device, use whichever method is right for you, this did not work for me.