What is Archived Chat on WhatsApp?

Archived Chat is a feature of WhatsApp which will help you to hide/remove a chat from the chat feed screen. You can also use bulk archive options. You can archive chats on WhatsApp with the following steps:

  • Open WhatsApp Messenger on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Select a message that you want to archive and tap and hold onto it.
  • Select archive icon to archive message.

You will see all archived messages via tapping on “Archived Messages” text where is located at the bottom of chat feed of WhatsApp. You can find archived chats at the top of chats on iPhones and on iOS devices. You will find many useful guides on this page to resolve your issues.

If you would like to bulk archive messages on the app, you can see our tutotial about that: How to Archive All WhatsApp Chats on iPhone

What is Archived Chat on WhatsApp and Why They are Needed?

When you use the application near of your friends or family, sometimes we don’t want them to see some chats on our devices. Archive is helping us about about security and privacy. This will give you more privacy in public usage of your phone. So you will hide your chat from prying eyes.

If you would like to become invisible on the app as much as you can see our guide: How to Be Invisible on WhatsApp

Do You Lose Messages When You Archive a Chat?

No, you don’t lose any messages when you archive a chat on your device. You will able to get back all your conversations when you need them. You can also see all messages while they are even in archive list. If you have any questions regarding to this, please ask us.

What is Archived Chat on WhatsApp?
What is Archived Chat on WhatsApp?

How to Unarchive a Chat?

You can do the following for unarchive a chat on WhatsApp:

  • Open WhatsApp Messenger on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Swipe down until you see the “Archived chats” text.
  • Tap on “Archived chats”.
  • Select and hold on the chat that you want to unarchive.
  • Tap on “Unarchive” icon to get your message back to the feed.

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