How To Hide And Unhide Chats On Whatsapp Easily

WhatsApp is without a doubt the most widely used messaging app. It also keeps it up to date by introducing new functionality. Despite its many functions, it lacks anything that other applications like Telegram and Hike offer: a hidden conversation or the opportunity to shield personal chats from prying eyes.

Although WhatsApp recently added fingerprint lock to its Android app and now supports Touch ID and Face ID for iPhones, there is no way to lock or mask a particular message. We can also mask the talk from the home screen using an in-built tool.

For Android Phone

  • Open WhatsApp and search for the conversation you want to hide.
  • Long click the talk you want to conceal to hide it.
  • To cover the talk, press the archive button in the top right corner.

iPhones from Apple

  • Open WhatsApp and search for the conversation you want to delete.
  • Now, right-swipe the chat and choose the ‘Archive’ option from the menu.
  • The conversation has been archived and is no longer available in your conversation history.


How to Unhide a WhatsApp Message

Take the measures below to unhide an archived WhatsApp conversation:

For Android Phones

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the chats on WhatsApp.
  • There will be a ‘Archived’ alternative available. This will take you through a list of the chats you’ve saved.
  • Long-press the chat you want to unarchive, then hit the ‘Unarchive chat’ button in the top right corner.

iPhones from Apple

  • Go to the top of the message list in WhatsApp.
  • Pull down and you’ll see the choice for ‘Archived Chats.’
  • Right-swipe on the chat you want to unarchive and top on the ‘Archived Chats’ option.
  • Now press the ‘Unarchive’ button.

It’s worth noting that if you get a response after you’ve hidden a conversation, it would be unarchived and appear in the chat folder.