It’s easy for text messages, like emails, to pile up. Long after you’ve read them, texts can still lay dormant on your phone. If you have old text threads, it’s a good idea to delete them as soon as possible. They may contain private information that could compromise your safety if they fell into the wrong hands. Some devices allow you to automatically delete texts after a set amount of time. Plus, deleting old messages will free up plenty of storage space on your phone.