Telegram for Android and iPhone (iOS) lets you archive conversations. The feature is useful for those who like to keep the messenger main screen "clean" without losing the content of conversations. The function also prevents muted friends and groups from being displayed on the home screen. New in part of app version 5.6.1, check out how to update your phone apps.
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In the following tutorial, check out how to use the new feature to archive messages in Telegram. The procedure was performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also cater to Apple phone users. It is noteworthy that the function has existed for some time in rival WhatsApp.
Learn how to archive and unarchive conversations on Telegram Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
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Step 1. To archive a message, just tap and swipe left. The "Archive" button will be displayed right. Tap on it;
Filing a Conversation Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Archived conversations will be moved to the "Archived Chats" folder, which remains fixed at the top of the screen. If you want to hide it, touch it and swipe left. The "Hide" button will be displayed right. Tap on it;
Hiding archived conversation folder Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. Now to display the hidden conversations folder, swipe down the screen. By moving the screen up, the folder will be hidden again;
Accessing archived conversation folder Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. If you want to unarchive a conversation, simply go to the "Archived Chats" folder and slide the desired conversation to the left. The "Unarchive" button will be displayed right. Tap on it.
Unarchiving a Conversation Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to hide old conversations and keep your Telegram always clean.
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