How To Hide WhatsApp Chat | 100 Percent Working Tips And Tricks

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WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most used social media platform of all time. With its number of updates, the developers are making the platform more useful for the users. But, there is still one feature that WhatsApp does not offer directly and that is “Hide WhatsApp Chat”. So, in this article, we will come across how to hide chats on Whatsapp?

Although the WhatsApp Platform offers you protection with the app. It has a finger sensor lock for android and Touch ID and a Face lock for iPhone. But, when it comes to hiding the individual chats on WhatsApp, you are left with only a few options. So, here we are with alternative ways to hide WhatsApp Chat. 

How To Hide Chat On WhatsApp?
To archive any chat on WhatsApp, go to the Chat Page >>> Press on the Chat to Hide >>> Select the archive button from the options on top screen >>> Your chat has been archived.

Given above is a brief description of how to archive chats on WhatsApp. You must know that there is a difference between hiding the chats and archiving the chats. Read below to know how to hide chats on WhatsApp.

How To Hide Chat On WhatsApp?

Further in the article, you will be reading about all the methods available for hiding the WhatsApp chat on Android as well as iPhone. So, without wasting much of your time let us start with the article.

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Hide WhatsApp Chat Without Archive

Hide WhatsApp Chat Without Archive
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Well, there is the possibility to hide chat with protection passwords on WhatsApp. But, not on the native WhatsApp platform. For this, you need to download another version of the social media app called “GB WhatsApp”.

GB WhatsApp is an application that looks similar to the Facebook Owned WhatsApp. But, GB carries various extra features that are not found in the original WhatsApp.

Follow the procedure given below to Hide WhatsApp Chat Without Archive.

  1. Download GB Whatsapp from the internet. 

Note: Download the Application from the legitimate publisher or you can also download malware to your system.

  1. Once you have downloaded the GB WhatsApp, Install it on your device.
  2. Open the app and log in with your Phone number and OTP.
  3. Once you are in the application, start chatting with people.
  4. Now, long press on the chat you wish to hide from the Your chat list.
  5. And then click on the three dots, present on the top right corner of the screen.
  6. A list of options will appear in front of you. Navigate to the Option “Hide”.
  7. GB WhatsApp will now ask you to set the privacy protection pattern. After the pattern has been set, your chats will be hidden.

How To See Hidden WhatsApp Chat On GB WhatsApp

Well, now that you have hidden the WhatsApp chat on the Platform. Now, how to unhide them? Given below are the points to be followed to unhide the WhatsApp chat.

  1. Open the GB Whatsapp on your device.
  2. Once you are in the application. Look at the top of the screen.
  3. You will find “WhatsApp” written on it. Long press on it.
  4. A lock screen will appear in front of you asking for the pattern.
  5. Draw the pattern that you set while hiding the chats.
  6. If the pattern matches, you will be redirected to your hidden chats.

How To Hide WhatsApp Chat (Archive)

How To Hide WhatsApp Chat (Archive)
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Well, the method mentioned above was using the GB WhatsApp. Now, we will see how to hide WhatsApp chat using the native WhatsApp application. The native WhatsApp application provides us with the option to Archive chats rather than hiding them.

So, follow the steps given below to find out how to archive chats on WhatsApp.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your device.
  2. Go to your chat page and navigate to the chat you wish to archive.
  3. Next, long press on the chat, you will see that a few options will appear on the top of the screen.
  4. Choose the archive option, it is a Downwards arrow inside a box.
  5. Your WhatsApp chat has been archived. 

How To See Archived WhatsApp Chat

Well, to see the Archived WhatsApp chat all you have to do is go to the WhatsApp chat page. Now, scroll down to the last chat on the page. Under the last chat, you will find the options that say Archived (Number Of Chats). Click on it and you will have access to the archived chat.

Well, Archived chats are different from Hidden WhatsApp chat and the major difference is that Archived chats are not protected with password protection.

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How To Archive All Chats On WhatsApp

How To Archive All Chats On WhatsApp

Well, the method given above is quite effective. But, it can be tiresome when you have to archive all the chats on your WhatsApp chat list. Luckily, WhatsApp has the feature that allows the user to Archive All WhatsApp Chat at once.

Given below is the procedure to follow if you wish to hide all the chats present in your chat list.

  1. First of all, open WhatsApp.
  2. Now, click on the three dots present on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. From the list of menus that appears on the screen, navigate to settings and click on it.
  4. Inside the settings option, locate the option “Chat” and click on it.
  5. On the next screen, navigate to “Chat History” and hit on it.
  6. Inside the chat history, you will find four options. Click on the “Archive All Chats”.
  7. All your chats have been archived. 

How To Unarchive All Chats On WhatsApp

Unhiding the archived chats apps follow a similar procedure as mentioned above. But, for your convenience, we have mentioned the steps below as well.

  1. Open WhatsApp. But, this time you will not find the chats on the chats Page. Instead, there will be written: Archived (Number Of Chats).
  2. Now, click on the three dots present on the top right side of the screen.
  3. From the list of menus that appears on the screen, navigate to settings and click on it.
  4. Inside the settings option, locate the option “Chat” and click on it.
  5. On the next screen, navigate to “Chat History” and hit on it.
  6. Inside the chat history, you will find four options. Click on the “Archive All Chats”.
  7. All your chats have been archived. 

Hide WhatsApp Chat On iPhone

Hide WhatsApp Chat On iPhone
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Hiding WhatsApp chats on iPhone is simpler than hiding the chats on Android devices. Below are the steps to be followed.

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Now, locate the chat you wish to archive. Slide the chat and you will find the Archive button against the chat.

Click on it and your chat has been archived on your iPhone.

Note: If you are backing up the WhatsApp chat on your google device or iCloud. Then the Archived chats will not be backed up. You have to unarchive them first to back up.

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To Conclude the Guide on “Hide WhatsApp chat”, we would like to say that WhatsApp does not offer any specific method to ‘HIDE’ the chats on its platform. Although you can archive the chats on the Native WhatsApp platform with the methods given above. But, if you still wish to hide the chat, then the option to download GB WhatsApp is always available.

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