How to hide chat in WhatsApp and get them back when necessary

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WhatsApp is a popular social site. It is one of the most used apps around the globe. But, leakage of conversation and privacy in Bollywood has arisen question mark on its security. So, to avoid spy and hackers and protect privacy, it is necessary to know methods to hide chat in WhatsApp. So, let’s know them.

how to hide chat in whatsappIn android device:

Step1:At first, open WhatsApp.

Step 2:Hold down the chat you want to hide or archive..

Step 3:Tap on the Archive option (icon like download button) at the right top.

By doing so, your chat will not be visible when you open WhatsApp and remain hidden from other people when they look at your WhatsApp app.


In IPhones:

Step 1: Open your WhatsApp app.

Step 2: Swipe right to the chat you want to archieve.

Step 3: Click on Archive option.

This will hide your chat.


Hiding conversation is necessary but sometimes you may need to retrieve them back. So, it is equally important to know the process of getting a chat/conversation back:

How to retrieve a hidden/archived chat?


In Android:

Step 1:Open WhatsApp.

Step 2: Scroll down the chat list to the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: On bottom Archive option will appear. Press on it.

Step 4: A list of archived chats will appear. Long press the chat that you want to retrieve. Click on the Unarchive option at the right top.

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In IPhones:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Go to top of chat list

Step 3: Pull down to get the ‘Archived Chats’ option

Step 4: Swipe right on the chat that you want to unarchive and tap on ‘Unarchieve’ option.


Now your chat is retrieved and you can see it at first page/main chat box of app as before. But remember once your chat becomes active i.e. if you get message from person whose chat is archived the chat will automatically gets unarchived and appear on main chat page.

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