Do you know that you can hide a WhatsApp chat without necessarily deleting it? Yes, you can. This is called archiving. As a user of the messaging app, you can archive and unarchive your chats.

Here is a how you can can archive or unarchive WhatsApp chat on Android.

How to archive a chat for WhatsApp Android users

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android device.
  2. In the Chats tab, tap and hold the chat you want to hide.
  3. Tap archive icon on the top of the screen.

How to archive all your WhatsApp chats

  1. Open the messaging app on your Android device.
  2. Next in the Chats tab, tap More options icon (three dots).
  3. From the given options tap Settings.
  4. On the new page tap Chats> Chat history > Archive all chats.

To view archived chats, you need to scroll to the bottom of your Chats screen and after that tap Archived.

How to unarchive WhatsApp chat

  1. Open messaging app on your Android device.
  2. Next scroll to the bottom of the Chats screen and tap archived.
  3. You need to tap and hold the chat or group that you want to unarchive.
  4. On the top bar, tap the unarchive icon.

That particular chat or group will be unarchived on the messaging app. Note that archived chats will reappear when you receive a new message from that conversation.

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