How do you remove past text messsges from your iPhone, where is the delete button --option??

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Send text message to my iPhone xxx-xxx-xxxx to answer my question??
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How to Delete Individual Text Messages on the iPhone

If you want to delete a few individual messages from a thread while leaving your overall conversation untouched, follow these steps:

Tap Messages to open it
Tap the conversation that has the messages you want to delete in it
With the conversation open, tap and hold on the message you want to delete until the menu pops up. Then tap More in the menu
A circle appears next to each individual message
Tap the circle next to a message to mark that message for deletion. A checkbox appears in that box, indicating that it will be deleted

Check all the messages you want to delete
Tap the trash can icon in the bottom left corner of the screen
Tap the Delete Message button in the pop-up menu (earlier versions of the iOS may have slightly different options in the menus, but they're similar enough that it shouldn't be confusing.

If you tapped Edit or More by mistake and don’t want to delete any texts, don’t tap any of the circles.

Just tap Cancel to exit without deleting anything.
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If you want to delete a whole conversation, just swipe from right to left on the conversation, and a delete option appears.
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Dinh, Mobile Master

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She asked you guys to text her the answer!
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Aaaaaand nope. Timo has it covered perfectly.