WhatsApp is one of the most popular social media apps in the world. It helps you stay connected to people far and wide and is also a great tool for communication. But at times, there are a few WhatsApp chats with some particular contacts which you feel like hiding and do not want to see at the top of your chat list. Well, it can easily be done.
WhatsApp has recently introduced a ‘Keep chats archived’ feature, which allows you to keep a chat archived until you unarchive it. Also Read: Karnataka complete Lockdown: All eye on CM Basavaraj Bommai today’s meeting
WhatsApp’s new ‘Keep chats archived’ feature:
Till now, WhatsApp has provided the option of simply archiving chats, but as soon as the user receives a message from the archived chat, it unarchives and goes right back to the top of the main chat screen.
This issue can now be resolved through the recently introduced ‘Keep chats archived’ feature, which lets you keep those chats archived regardless of whether new messages are received or not. Also Read: Union Bank of India Recruitment 2021: Apply online here for various post: Check eligibility, salary
Here’s how to hide chats temporarily:
Step 1: Long-press on any chat and WhatsApp will show an Archive box on the top of the app.
Step 2: Click on that box to hide your chat.
It is also important to note that the archived individual or group chats will remain archived when you get a new message from that individual or group chat. You will not receive notifications for archived chats unless you are mentioned or replied to. Also Read: Good news for PUBG Mobile India fans: Battlegrounds Mobile India iOS leaked release date
Here’s how to undo ‘hidden’ chats on Android:
Step 1: Go down to reach the end of the chats.
Step 2: See an Archived section and then click on it. Then you will get to see all the hidden chats.
Step 3: In case you wish to see the hidden chats at the top again, then just long-press on any chat and click on the same Archive box.
Here’s how to “permanently” hide chats:
Turn on the “Keep chats archived” feature which you can find in Settings > Chats > Archived Chats > Keep Chats Archived. After you do this, every chat you selected will be hidden forever. However, WhatsApp includes an Archived box on top of all your chats and then you can remove the box as and when you wish.