How to Delete an Individual Email From a Conversation in Yahoo Mail

Pick one message for deletion in a Yahoo Mail conversation

When viewing Yahoo Mail messages in conversation view, related emails are gathered to form a thread so that you can view them on a single page. You can file or delete all messages in a conversation at once, or you can select individual emails for removal from the thread.

Instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android.

How to Delete an Email From a Yahoo Mail Conversation

To delete one message from a conversation in Yahoo Mail rather than move the entire thread to the Trash folder:

  1. Open the conversation in Yahoo Mail.

    Email to delete in Yahoo Mail
  2. Locate and select the message you want to remove.

    The message you want to remove

    If you don't see the email you want to remove in the thread, select Reply, Reply All, or Forward at the bottom of the email screen to expand the conversation.

  3. Select Delete.

    Delete button in Yahoo Mail toolbar

How to Delete an Email From a Conversation in the Yahoo Mail App

The process for deleting individual messages from a conversation is similar in the Yahoo Mail app:

  1. Open the conversation in the Yahoo Mail app.

    Conversation to open in Yahoo Mail mobile app
  2. Locate and tap the message you want to remove.

    The message you want to remove and three vertical dot menu

    Tap More Messages if the message you want is not listed.

  3. Tap the three dots to the right of the sender name, then tap Delete.

    Delete menu item in Yahoo Mail mobile app