Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to mark certain messages in a conversation to delete/forward


Windows Phone 8.1 got many new features like Cortana and the update for Windows Phone 8.1 named Update 1 aka GDR 1 has added a couple of more awesome features. GDR 1 for Windows Phone adds the ability to create App Folders on Start Screen and support to mark certain messages in the conversation view.


You can now select multiple messages within a conversation which you don’t want to remain in threaded conversation. You can also mark multiple messages to forward to others in a new message.

If you are looking for a way to mark certain messages within a conversation to delete or forward them to others then, you are at right place.

The simply instructions below will let you know how to mark text messages in messaging app of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and then, delete or forward them.

Note: You must be running the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 on your phone to get the option to mark text messages. You can find out how to get the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 here.


  • Whenever you want to delete or forward certain messages from a conversation, simply tap in the left blank side of that message, which you want to select. Alternatively, you can go to app bar by pressing ‘’ in bottom right corner and then, pressing ‘select messages’.


  • You will get the mark option. Here mark the messages which you want to delete or forward. Once marked, you can press the ‘delete’ or ‘new’ button on app bar to select relevant option.


  • If you selected ‘delete’ then you will get the confirmation pop-up. If you choose ‘new’ then, new message page will open.

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  • That’s all!

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows Phone 8.1.


Ahmad Wahid

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