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Message Options: Forward Or Delete Messages | iOS 17 Guide

Individual messages can also be forwarded or deleted, whether they are standard text messages or multimedia messages.

Open a message conversation, tap and hold a message bubble, and you’ll get a few options to choose from.

Reply will quote the original message next to your response, which can be helpful for added context in a busy chat thread.

Pressing the more button gives you the chance to forward or delete a message.

Tap the arrow icon to forward just that text, or select more messages by tapping the clear circles followed by the arrow icon. Then add a recipient and send the message. To remove messages instead, tap the trash icon on the left-hand side.