How to Hide Chats on WhatsApp on Android

This post is going to teach you how to archive a chat conversation on your WhatsApp. Archiving a chat helps you hide it from your chats list. It moves it to your “Archived chats” folder instead of completely deleting the entire conversation.

How To Archive (Hide) A chat

  1. Launch WhatsApp Messenger on your Android. The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech balloon with a telephone in it.
  2. Tap the CHATS tab. If WhatsApp opens up to a different page than your chats list, tap the CHATS button on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.
  • Note: If are already on an opened conversation in full screen, tap the back button to see the navigation bar.
  1. Tap and hold on a chat conversation. This will simply highlight the conversation in your chats list. A check mark will appear on your friend’s picture next to the conversation.
  2. Tap the archive icon. This button looks like a square box with a downward-facing arrow next to the three dots icon in the upper-right corner of your screen. Archiving a chat will hide it from your chats list, and move it to your “Archived chats” folder.
  • Note: You can immediately restore the chat back to your chats list by tapping UNDO. This button will show up in the lower-right corner of your screen when you archive a chat. It disappears again in a few seconds.
  1. Scroll down and tap Archived chats. This option is located at the bottom of your chats list. It will let you browse all of your archived chats in one place.



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