Microsoft's Messaging app now allows swipe to delete messages

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more


In yesterday’s release of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft released “Messaging everywhere”, an service that allows Windows 10 users to send text messages between devices . What this effectively does is to allow users to use the universal format of SMS on multiple devices but without the limitation of being mobile only.

Microsoft also slightly updated the messaging app in this build, adding the ability to now swipe to delete messages.

Like the email app for Windows 10 devices, you can now swipe from right to left to delete message threads in the conversation view of the messaging app.

This feature is limited to Windows 10 phones on the latest build of Windows as the past few messaging app updates have been tied to the Windows 10 OS updates.

While Microsoft did not highlight this feature in the Windows Insider release notes, this is yet another small improvement that makes the native messaging app better to use.

What do you think of this small change? Let us know in the comments below.

More about the topics: Messaging, messaging everywhere, microsoft, windows 10