How to hide messages in whatsapp

WhatsApp is currently the most used messaging smartphone application with over 1 billion active users.

For privacy, the user may want to hide a particular chat or conversation and not delete it.

Can you hide a chat on WhatsApp?

Yes, there are multiple ways to hide WhatsApp conversations. Each solution has its pros and cons which we’ll be discussing in the next parts.

Learn more about the best solutions to hide WhatsApp conversations from iPhone in the following steps.

No doubt, WhatsApp application comes with a lot of added features and has become people’s choice for quite a time.

Thereby, you can hide a WhatsApp conversation easily using a built-in WhatsApp feature.

You can hide WhatsApp conversation from iPhone using the archived chat feature.

Concerned about how to use it? Worry no more because we have got you covered.  

Hide WhatsApp Chats on iPhone One by One

Here is how you can hide WhatsApp chats on iPhone one-by-one using the Archive Chat feature:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp application.

Step 2. Navigate through the chat you would want to hide.

Step 3. Tap and press the chat for a few seconds until a pop up appears.

Step 4. Tap “Archive Chat” from the options.

Steps to hide WhatsApp chats

1. First, launch the WhatsApp application on your phone.

2. Long press and hold the chat you would like to archive.

3. Tap the archive icon at the top-right corner of the screen as in the picture below.

When it comes to iPhones, all you need to do is, swipe to the left, and it will display an option of archiving that particular contact.

Tap on it and the chat will be hidden.

Important to note about archiving is that when the archived contact sends a message, WhatsApp will automatically unarchive the message.

So, if you’re unlucky and the person you want to hide the chats from is holding the phone, they’ll see the message.

But with Whatsapp GB, this is not possible.

With WhatsApp GB, when you received a message, a notification will pop up, reading: WhatsApp has a new message” unlike the former which displays a name.

Unarchive a chat on Android

  1. Work your way down to the bottom of the Chat interface.
  2. Tap and select Archived Chats at the bottom.
  3. Now select and tap on the chat that you wish to unarchive.
  4. Find the Unarchive on the top bar and tap on it.

You can now find the specific chat on the Chat interface.


Updated: May 4, 2019 — 10:30 am

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