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5 doubts about the function that hides chats

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Conversations archived on WhatsApp are hidden from the history of currently active chats. The feature, which is available in the messenger for Android and iPhone (iOS) and in the web version, can be used privately or in groups, and is useful to make the screen cleaner and more organized, in addition to removing unwanted conversations from the list. Another advantage of the function is that, even after archiving, you can access the chat later to return to chat with that contact where you left off, without losing old messages.

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It is common for some people to confuse the ability to archive conversations with the ability to permanently delete chats, in addition to having difficulty finding the windows archived in the messenger. To take all the doubts about the function, check out, below, a list with questions and answers about the feature of archiving conversations in WhatsApp.

1 of 13 Find out how to hide WhatsApp conversations on Android and iPhone – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

Learn how to hide WhatsApp conversations on Android and iPhone – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

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1. What is conversation archived on WhatsApp?

Archiving a conversation on WhatsApp means removing it from the history displayed on the app’s home screen. That is, the person’s name and photo will not appear in the list of currently active conversations. However, messages are not deleted. They remain stored in a separate section from the main chats, so you can resume communication where you left off.

It must be said that it is not possible to archive a snippet of a conversation or a specific media. This means that the entire chat window will be archived at once. WhatsApp allows you to archive and unarchive individual or group conversations as often as you like.

2 of 13 WhatsApp allows you to hide messages – Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc

WhatsApp allows you to hide messages – Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc

If you archive a conversation, you can still receive messages from that contact. If this happens, the window will automatically return to the history list on the home screen – that is, it will be unarchived. WhatsApp does not notify the contact when your conversation has been archived, nor is it possible to know if someone has archived a conversation from you. Any contact whose chat you have archived will be able to view your «online» status as normal.

2. What is the difference between archiving and deleting a conversation?

When you archive a conversation, it will remain active on your WhatsApp, but will be hidden in a separate section, without appearing in the list of active chats. You will be able to retrieve the conversation again and view all previously sent messages and media. When you delete a conversation on WhatsApp, the entire chat will be deleted and you will no longer be able to recover the content sent or received. Therefore, it will be necessary to start a new conversation window with the contact.

3. How to archive conversations on WhatsApp?

How to archive WhatsApp conversation on Android?

Step 1. Press the conversation until the options menu appears at the top of the screen. Then, touch the archive icon. The conversation will be archived immediately;

3 of 13 How to archive conversation on WhatsApp for Android – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to archive conversation on WhatsApp for Android – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 2. To archive all conversations, open WhatsApp settings, tap «Conversations», go to «Conversation History» and select «Archive all conversations».

4 of 13 WhatsApp allows you to archive all conversations at once – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

WhatsApp allows you to archive all conversations at once – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to archive WhatsApp conversation on iPhone?

Step 1. Slide the conversation from right to left. Then, tap the «Archive» button. The conversation will be archived immediately;

5 of 13 How to archive WhatsApp conversation on iPhone – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to archive WhatsApp conversation on iPhone – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Step 2. To archive all conversations, access WhatsApp Settings and tap «Conversations». Then, select «Archive all conversations».

6 of 13 WhatsApp allows you to archive all conversations at once – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

WhatsApp allows you to archive all conversations at once – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to archive a conversation on WhatsApp Web?

Check the little arrow next to the contact’s name and then select the option «Archive conversation».

7 of 13 Archiving a conversation on WhatsApp Web – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Archiving a conversation on WhatsApp Web – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

4. Where are the conversations archived on WhatsApp?

How to view archived conversations on WhatsApp for Android?

Scroll down until you reach the end of the list of active chats. There, you will find a small button called «Archived». Touch it to access hidden conversations.

8 of 13 Accessing the list of conversations archived on WhatsApp – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Accessing the list of conversations archived on WhatsApp – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to view archived conversations on WhatsApp for iPhone?

Swipe down the top of the chat list until «Archived Conversations» appears. Tap the option and view the archived chats.

9 of 13 List of blocked conversations is hidden on iPhone – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

List of blocked conversations is hidden on the iPhone – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to view archived conversations on WhatsApp Web?

Select the three dots of options from the main menu and choose the option «Archived».

10 of 13 WhatsApp Web shows conversations that were archived – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

WhatsApp Web shows conversations that were archived – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

5. How to unarchive WhatsApp conversation?

How to unarchive a conversation on WhatsApp for Android?

Press the conversation until the options menu appears at the top of the screen. Then, tap the «Unarchive» button. The chat will immediately return to the main screen.

11 of 13 Unarchiving a conversation on Whartspp for Android – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Unarchiving a conversation on Whartspp for Android – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to unarchive a conversation on WhatsApp for iPhone?

Swipe the conversation from right to left. Then, tap the «Unarchive» button. The chat will immediately return to the main screen.

12 of 13 Unarchiving a conversation on WhatsApp – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Unarchiving a conversation on WhatsApp – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

How to unarchive conversation on WhatsApp Web?

Select the arrow located next to the conversation and choose «Unarchive conversation».

13 of 13 It is possible to unarchive a conversation on WhatsApp Web – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

It is possible to unarchive a conversation on WhatsApp Web – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

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