How can I delete individual / multiple texts in iOS 7 Messages?

The process to delete messages in iOS 7 has changed. Sure, you can swipe from right to left in the Messages list to delete all messages from a particular contact or group. What if you only want to delete one text or iMessage from a sender? What if you want to select only a few messages to delete?

Follow these steps to remove a text, photo, video or iMessage from the Messages app in iOS 7:

1. Tap and hold the message you wish to delete.
2. Touch More... from the pop-up menu.
3. The message will be selected (you'll see a blue circle with check mark).
4. If needed, select additional messages to delete.
5. Tap the trash can icon at the bottom left to remove the selected message(s).

Maybe it's just me, but when I tap and hold a message on my iPhone (ios7), I done see "More." When I first tap "Edit" (upper right corner) I get a pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen that has "Mark," "Move," and "Trash." But there's no "More." When I do not tap "Edit" at the beginning of the process, and I tap and hold a message, the message opens with the flag, folder, trash can, curved arrow, and the icon for starting a new message. What should I do to see "More?"

It's crap I have none either.. Just blue dots and single file trash!! Woop woop. It's stupid.

true. This 8 version is crap. I don't have a trash can. Have to delete conversation!

same here!!!

I have 8.1 version and it works just like the article states. You must be doing something wrong.

No, I am having the same issue! No trash can. Used to have trash can and arrow to forward but now it just stays on typing a new message, not good!

No trash box appearing when I hold more n tick individual message?

I don't either

I've been tryin 2 delete multiple messages 4 a cpl days now. I've done exactly what the instructions say 2 do & no where, not once, have I saw the word "More".

I woM'dear if it is different between phones. I just updated to latest ios8 on iPhone 5 and only have "delete conversation" option whereas girlfriend with iphone6 has ability to trash individual or multiple messages, weird.

Is there a procedure to delete all sms messages.?? I have almost 1500 and would like to wipe them all