Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.
You may think about closing your chat with someone if you don't talk to this person often, or you want to tidy up your chats list.
You can close a direct message in your chats list, but you can't close a group chat.
Closing a chat doesn't delete the messages or your contact.
The chat reappears in your chats list when the contact sends you a new message.
Find the chat you want to close and long-press it.
To permanently delete all messages for yourself or delete your messages for the recipient, tap instead.