For about 2 weeks now, Facebook has started recording chat messages to my messages inbox. Is there a way to stop this? I'm constantly getting notifications when I'm chatting that I've got a new message, it's extremely annoying.

Also, is it possible to delete these from the inbox? The only option I see is to archive them, not delete.

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You can delete the chat history in your inbox by opening the message/chat history and clicking "Actions | Delete Messages". Then at the bottom, click "Delete All". Confirm your choice, and viola, your chat history is no more.

Alternatively: https://www.facebook.com/help/new/?faq=12886

And also by that help article, it looks like the option to not save chat history is impossible.

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    That won't delete the message in the other it, will it? Commented Mar 11, 2013 at 23:12

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