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How to delete a draft text message?

(Topic created: 04-05-2022 03:52 PM)
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SweetTasha
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Using Note10+, Windows 10.

I started keying in a text message, but now I've decided not to send it. I want to delete it, but it doesn't give any way to do that.
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"Delete messages" is greyed out.

TIA for your help.
SweetTasha.

 

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tom2055
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Sorry for the late response. You can set google messages as the default, clear the message and then switch back to Samsung messages. Or just stick with Google messages. That's the only way I know of that should clear it. You might just want to use one or the other on a daily basis, since it can sometimes cause issues like that

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Oxford
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Go back into the message itself and just backspace over all the characters that were typed in originally.
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fjk1
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long press on message and press delete on bottom
userCcpFJgVeGB
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@explorer - Thank you!!!

 

 
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tom2055
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Tap in the text field and backspace to the end. Say you accidentally tapped the space bar once, that would show up as a draft message
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SweetTasha
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After I back out all the text, there still is no delete button. So the message is still not deleted.

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SweetTasha
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Some additional information that I didn't realize was relevant until now.

I have two messaging apps installed. One is the app that was pre-loaded on the Note10+. The other is the Google Messages App. Why two apps for messaging? The Google version enables me to send a text from my phone and it appears just like a text sent from my phone. For example, the first message I sent with Google from my PC was 653 characters! Now I'm finding that it won't permit me to delete that text message unless I make the Google app the default.

I suppose I can make Google the default and then change the pre-loaded back to the default. But if there is another way, I'd like to do it instead. Perhaps another way to ask the question might be "In general, is there a way to remove any app?"

TIA for your suggestions.
SweetTasha.

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tom2055
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Sorry for the late response. You can set google messages as the default, clear the message and then switch back to Samsung messages. Or just stick with Google messages. That's the only way I know of that should clear it. You might just want to use one or the other on a daily basis, since it can sometimes cause issues like that