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Delete All Conversations From Your TextNow Account
(async function () {
let lastGlobalId;
let fetchUrl;
let bigOleArrayOfContacts = [];
const USERNAME_QUERY_SELECTOR = "#recent-header > div.account-details > div.name";
const CSRF_TOKEN_QUERY_SELECTOR = "meta[name=csrf-token]";
console.log("Script has started.");
if (!document.querySelector(USERNAME_QUERY_SELECTOR)) {
throw Error("was unable to find the username on this HTML page")
}
if (!document.querySelector(CSRF_TOKEN_QUERY_SELECTOR)) {
throw Error("was unable to find the csrf-token on this HTML page")
}
// update these options, as needed, before running this script
const opts = {
TEXTNOW_USERNAME: document.querySelector(USERNAME_QUERY_SELECTOR).innerText,
// perseve conversations that you have given a name to from use of the "Edit Contact Name" option
DELETE_NAMED_CONVERSATIONS: true,
// should not need to change this
CSRF_TOKEN: document.querySelector(CSRF_TOKEN_QUERY_SELECTOR).content,
}
console.log("Gathering contacts.\n\n");
do {
if(!lastGlobalId) {
fetchUrl = 'https://www.textnow.com/api/v3/contacts?page_size=100';
} else {
fetchUrl = `https://www.textnow.com/api/v3/contacts?page_size=100&global_id_start=${lastGlobalId}`;
}
try {
await fetch(fetchUrl,
{"credentials":"include",
"headers":{
"accept":"application/json, text/javascript, */*;q=0.01",
"accept-language":"en-US,en;q=0.9",
"cache-control":"no-cache",
"pragma":"no-cache",
"x-requested-with":"XMLHttpRequest"
},
"referrer":"https://www.textnow.com/messaging",
"referrerPolicy":"no-referrer-when-downgrade",
"body": null,
"method":"GET",
"mode":"cors"
})
.then(res => res.json())
.then(data => {
if(data.result.length) {
bigOleArrayOfContacts = bigOleArrayOfContacts.concat(data.result);
lastGlobalId = data.result[(data.result.length - 1)].global_id;
} else {
lastGlobalId = null
}
})
} catch(e) {
console.log(e);
}
} while (lastGlobalId);
/////////////////////////
const contactsToDelete = bigOleArrayOfContacts.filter(contact => {
if (!opts.DELETE_NAMED_CONVERSATIONS && (contact.name && contact.name.match(/[a-zA-Z]+/g))){
return false;
} else {
return true;
}
});
console.log(`Preparing to delete ${contactsToDelete.length} conversations.\n\n`);
for (const contact of contactsToDelete) {
let number;
if(contact.contact_value[0] === "+") {
number = contact.contact_value.slice(1)
} else {
number = contact.contact_value
}
try {
await fetch(`https://www.textnow.com/api/users/${opts.TEXTNOW_USERNAME}/conversations/%2B${number}`,
{"credentials":"include",
"headers":{
"accept":"application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01",
"accept-language":"en-US,en;q=0.9",
"cache-control":"no-cache",
"pragma":"no-cache",
"x-csrf-token": opts.CSRF_TOKEN,
"x-requested-with":"XMLHttpRequest"
},
"referrer":"https://www.textnow.com/messaging",
"referrerPolicy":"no-referrer-when-downgrade",
"body":null,
"method":"DELETE",
"mode":"cors"
});
// add a delay to avoid spamming server
await new Promise(resolve => {
setTimeout(() => { resolve() }, 1000);
});
console.log("deleted! ", contact);
} catch (e) {
console.log(e);
}
}
console.log("DONE!");
})();
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@lmj0011 lmj0011 commented Jul 25, 2019

How To Use:

  • In a modern up-to-date browser (ie. Chrome), go to https://www.textnow.com/messaging and log in

  • copy/paste this script into the browser's web console and hit Enter

  • observe the web console output:
    Screenshot from 2020-02-17 23-35-27

  • After script is done, refresh the page and conservation list should be clear.


NOTES

It's questionable whether or not the messages are deleted permanently from TextNow's servers

ref: https://supportwireless.textnow.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/217468966-HOW-DO-I-DELETE-MY-ACCOUNT-


Depending on your log in method you may have your full name and not username show up on your account page, you will need to hardcode the value on line 21 if that's the case

change: TEXTNOW_USERNAME: document.querySelector(USERNAME_QUERY_SELECTOR).innerText,
to: TEXTNOW_USERNAME: "MyUsername",

you can get your username from the any of the urls used in making api calls. see Network panel in your web browser's console or by going to Settings > Account from https://www.textnow.com/messaging

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@omgitsj omgitsj commented Jan 24, 2020

ran twice - and still showed deleted same info ... does this mean its not working ?

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@omgitsj omgitsj commented Jan 24, 2020

they are in RED not sure its working - im not experienced in code

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@lmj0011 lmj0011 commented Feb 18, 2020

@omgitsj the script still works. You have to let it run until you no longer see output like:

Screenshot from 2020-02-17 23-35-27

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