How Do I Delete Motion Clips?


Deleted clips are immediately removed from Blink servers and cannot be restored.


You can delete clips automatically, or from a USB drive, or with the Blink app.


Automatically delete clips:

With Cloud Storage, the default Auto-delete is 60 days and can be adjusted up to 60 days (30 days in the EU and UK).

Auto-delete permanently removes the clip when it reaches the set number of days. It is available with:

  • Blink Subscription Plan and Free Trials
  • An account activated before April 16, 2020
  • An early generation Blink device - XT2, XT, and Indoor (gen 1)


To delete a clip from your USB drive

If you have an active subscription plan using a Sync Module 2 with USB drive to store clip backups, you can see that a clip backup occurred, but cannot view the clips or delete them in the Blink app.

If you are using Local Storage to store clips directly from camera to your USB drive, you are able to view the clips and delete single clips in the Blink app. To delete more than one clip at once, 'safely eject' the USB drive from your Sync Module 2, and move it to a computer to access clip files directly.

To delete a clip from your Clip Roll in the Blink app

Tap the Clip Roll icon Clip Roll icon to view the available motion clips, then select a method of deleting.

1. Deleting individual clips without viewing them

2. Deleting individual clips while viewing them

3. Deleting multiple clips at once

4. Deleting clips on Android
 

1. Deleting individual clips without viewing them

To do this, swipe left (touch the screen and slide from right to left ( ←n ) on the clip that you'd like to delete.  The clip shows "Delete" next to it, which you can then tap. You will not be prompted to confirm, so make sure that you really want to delete the clip.

You can also continue the motion to swipe the clip 'off the left side' of the screen to be deleted immediately, so use caution when performing this gesture.

delete unread clips



2. Deleting individual clips while viewing them
From the clip list, tap the clip you would like to view and delete.

tap the clip you would like to view and delete


Verify it is the clip you want to delete. There is no option to recover deleted clips, so be careful.

Tap anywhere on the video that is playing to bring up an actions overlay, then you can tap "Delete" in the bottom left corner of the clip. At the confirmation message, tap "Yes" to complete deletion.

tap delete in the bottom left corner of clip


3. Deleting multiple clips at once (only on iOS devices)
To delete multiple clips at once, tap "Edit" and then select clips and, then tap "Delete" in the bottom right hand corner. You can also use "Mark All" to select all and then when you tap "Delete" the action deletes all of the selected clips at once. If there are additional clips, you can scroll down to make sure all the clips you want to delete are marked. Note that the "Edit" and "Filter" options do not appear in a Local Storage Clip List.


tap edit then tap the clips you would like to view and delete


4. Deleting clips on Android
Version 1.4 of the Blink app for Android, introduces a new delete procedure.

From your home screen, tap the Clip Roll icon Clip Roll icon to view all of your motion clips.
Tap and hold a clip to select it.

Clip Roll

You will now see the option to delete it by tapping the 'trash' icon delete .
You can select additional clips by tapping on them or choosing the Select All option.

Note that the "Filter" option does not appear in a Local Storage Clip List.




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