Delete should be permanent, and should be applicable across all platforms. I have deleted threads on my phone, only to continue to see them on my desktop app. Desktop app does not have a delete. Furthermore, when the person (whose thread you deleted) messages you again, ALL of their previous 500+ messages re-appear in both phone and desktop app. This is very frustrating as I don’t care about their messages from 10 months ago!
Delete is a two-step-confirmation process, and should permanently delete a message. Other messaging apps, including native Android messaging, deletes messages permanently. If I delete something and need it a year from now, oh-well. I’m not a fan of saving “everything” for the sake of saving it. It is the equivalent of hoarding.
Things I would really like to permanently delete are spam messages… or the coaches reminders of what uniform to wear tonight (I won’t care about that a week from now), auto-messages from apps, contests, or verification codes (that expire in 5-min anyway)… there zero reason to save those… ever. Posterity doesn’t care that my Bank’s confirmation code on April 4, 2017 was 865458!
Furthermore, if you delete a thread on phone, they still exist on the Windows App. If you archive the thread in Windows, and you get another text from that source (even if their previous thread was deleted on the phone)… it reappears IN FULL on Windows (and I’m sure you could recover them on the phone too)! So, they are never really deleted, in this sense. I would like DELETE to actually be permanent across platforms… I don’t like clutter of hundreds of threads (archived or not), as it is wasted space (and my time to clean them back up).
(Moderator’s note: Original post edited to remove requests that were confirmed already working or already requested in this thread. Please remember: One request per post, do not repeat requests, just “like” the same request where previously stated. Our developers can see a count of likes much more easily than they can tally up individual requests through a long thread.)