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

Pick one message for deletion in a Yahoo Mail conversation

Delete button

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When viewing your Yahoo Mail messages in conversation view, related emails are gathered to form a thread so that you can view them all 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 just 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.

    Open the conversation in Yahoo Mail.
  2. Locate and select the message you want to remove.

    Locate and select 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 from the top toolbar.

    Select Delete from the top 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.

    Open the conversation in the Yahoo Mail app.
  2. Locate and tap the message you want to remove.

    Locate and tap the message you want to remove.

    Tap More Messages if you don't see the message you want listed.

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

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