How To Easily Hide Your WhatsApp Chats Without Actually Deleting Them

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How to hide WhatsApp chats: WhatsApp's Archive Chat feature allows users to hide a conversation from their Chats screen

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Did you know? You don't have to delete your WhatsApp chats just to be able to hide them on your Chats screen. Instead, you can simply archive your WhatsApp chats. WhatsApp's Archive Chat feature allows users to hide a conversation from their Chats screen and access it later when needed. And yes, you can archive both group or individual chats. We show you how:

How to hide WhatsApp chats on Android

Step 1: Go to WhatsApp and then go to Chats screen

Step 2: Tap and hold the chat you want to hide

Step 3: Tap Archive button on the top bar

Archived chat will not appear on your Chats screen

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How to hide all WhatsApp chats at once on Android

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and navigate to the Chats screen

Step 2: Tap More options > Settings.

Step 3: Tap Chats  > Chat history  > Archive all chats.

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How to unhide WhatsApp chats on Android

Step 1: Scroll down all the way to the bottom of Chats and tap Archive

Step 2: Tap and hold the chat you no longer want to hide

Step 3: Tap Unarchive button on the top bar

How to hide WhatsApp chats on PC

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Web and hover over the chat in your chats list

Step 2: Now, click 'Menu'

Step 3: Click Archive chat

How to unhide WhatsApp chats on PC

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Web and search for the chat's contact or group name

Step 2: Click Menu above your chats list in WhatsApp > Archived.

Step 3: Hover over the chat or group you wish to unarchive.

Step 4: Now, click Menu  > Unarchive chat.

How to hide WhatsApp chats on iOS

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and go to the Chats screen

Step 2: Slide your finger across the chat you wish to archive, from right to left

Step 3: Tap Archive.

You can hide all chats at once in by navigating to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Archive All Chats. Hidden chats can be viewed by scrolling to the top and then pulling down > Archived Chats.

Ways to unhide WhatsApp chats on iOS

Step 1: Go to Archived Chats screen as demonstrated before.

Step2: Slide your finger across the chat, from right to left.

Step 3: Tap Unarchive.

Alternatively, you can also go in the Chats tab and tap on the Search bar. Search by the name of the chat or known content from the chat you wish to unhide. Slide your finger across the chat you wish to unarchive, from right to left. Now, tap Unarchive.

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