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

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).

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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

I had difficulty at first, but then found that the instructions relate to the first part of the message. Tapping further down didn't work for me.