How to hide and unhide WhatsApp chat on android and iOS

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How to hide and unhide WhatsApp chat on android and iOS? In today’s article, we are going to show you how to hide WhatsApp chat and how to unhide WhatsApp chat. So if you are finding and searching for the answer to these questions then after reading this post you don’t need to go anywhere. Because here you will get a solution to the question of how to hide or unhide a particular chat in WhatsApp.

More than 2 billion people use WhatsApp from all around the world. Whatsapp provides many useful features but still, it has some features that are missing compared to other messaging apps like telegram and hike. And the feature of hiding and unhiding chats in WhatsApp is missing.

How to hide and unhide WhatsApp chat on android

WhatsApp doesn’t provide you an option to lock WhatsApp chats completely. Other messaging apps such as telegram and hike provide you this feature to lock or hide a particular chat but WhatsApp doesn’t. But wait! still, you can hide WhatsApp chat! Yes, with the WhatsApp archive feature you can hide WhatsApp chat from the home screen of WhatsApp.

So let’s see How to hide WhatsApp chat on android and iOS with the archive feature and then we will show you the method by which you can hide WhatsApp chat completely and no one can see those chats that you have hide until you unhide those chats. This means that you can hide WhatsApp chat with password.

How to hide WhatsApp chat on android

Follow these steps to hide a chat in WhatsApp for android.

  1. First, open the WhatsApp app on your android mobile.
  2. Long press on the chat that you are wondering to hide it from the home screen.
  3. After a long press, Tap on the Archive icon located at the top of the screen. (See the below screenshot for reference).

    How to hide a chat in WhatsApp
    Archive WhatsApp chats

That’s it! Now your WhatsApp chat will be archived. But it does not mean that the chat you have archived is completely hidden from the home screen. When you get a message from the archived chat, that chat will automatically be unarchived and can be seen on the home screen. It will remain hide until you receive a message from the archived chat. You can completely hide WhatsApp chat with another method that we will tell you about in this article. So be with us.

So you have hidden the chat but what if you want to unhide the WhatsApp chat on android. i.e how to unhide WhatsApp chat?

How to unhide WhatsApp chat on android

Follow the steps.

  1. Open the WhatsApp app.
  2. Scroll down to the end of the WhatsApp home screen (Bottom of the chat screen).
  3. you will find an Archived section at the end of the home screen of WhatsApp. How to unhide WhatsApp chats
  4. Click on that archived chat option. Once you clicked, You will get all the chats that you have archived earlier.
  5. Long press on the chat that you want to unhide.
  6. Click on the Unarchive icon located at the top of the screen.

Now the chat has been unarchived and can be seen on the main screen.

In this way, you can hide and unhide WhatsApp chat on android. So now you know how to hide WhatsApp chat on android and how to unhide WhatsApp chat on android.

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How to hide and unhide WhatsApp chat on iOS

If you are using an iPhone then below are the steps for iOS.

How to hide WhatsApp chat on iOS

  1. Open WhatsApp on iPhone.
  2. Find out the chat that you want to hide.
  3. Right swipe on that chat and Click on the Archive icon.

You are done! Now that chat is archived and can not be visible on the home screen of WhatsApp (main chat list).

How to unhide WhatsApp chat on iOS

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on iPhone.
  2. At the top of the screen, pull down to get chats that you have archived and want to unhide those chats.
  3. Click on the Archived chats option.
  4. Find the chat that you want to unhide and right swipe the chat and click on the Unarchived icon.

Done! In this way, you can hide and unhide a chat in WhatsApp on ios. So now you are aware of how to hide a chat in WhatsApp on iOS and how to unhide a chat in WhatsApp on ios.

So this method is an in-built method in WhatsApp to hide a particular chat.

Note that by using this way you can hide the chats until you receive a message from the archived chats but when you receive any message, the chat will unhide and no longer be in archived chats.

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But, wait! Do you want to hide WhatsApp chat in such a way that when you receive a message from the chat that you have hidden, your WhatsApp chat remains hide until you manually unhide that chat?  How to hide Whatsapp chat without archive? How to hide Whatsapp chat with a password?

The answer is here! Yes, you can lock WhatsApp chat with the password and no one can see the chats without the password that you have set to that chat. I am not talking about the archive method. I am talking about the method that gives you more privacy. Let’s show you the method.

How to hide a chat in WhatsApp with password

By this method, you can hide a personal chat with password.  So are you excited to know about how to hide a chat in WhatsApp without archive i.e how to lock WhatsApp chat with password.

The Main Whatsapp application has no such feature to hide chat with password. But there is a way to do that. You have to download GBWhatsApp on your phone. Yes, GBWhatsapp allows you to operate two WhatsApp on a single phone. Let’s get started.

Follow the steps below.

  1. Download the GBWhatsApp on your phone. (This app is not available in the play store or in the app store. Search “GBWhatsApp download” on google and from any of the websites you can download the GBWhatsApp)
  2. After downloading and installing GBWhatsApp, create an account with the mobile number. you did it while creating an account in WhatsApp. There is the same procedure in GBWhatsApp.
  3. After setting up an account, you will see all the chats (contacts) that you have in WhatsApp.
  4. To lock or hide a particular chat, Long press on that chat and click on the three dots icon located at the top-right corner.
  5. The list of menus will appear and from that list, select the hide option.
  6. As soon as you click on the hide option, a different screen will appear and on that screen, you have to set up a pattern lock.
  7. Once, you set the password, that chat will be hidden completely and no longer visible on the home screen.

This is how you can hide WhatsApp chats with password. Now, you have locked the chat in WhatsApp. And if you want to unlock means want to unhide that hidden chats then follow the procedure given below.

  1. Click on the tax “WhatsApp“. You will find it at the top of the GBWhatsApp screen,
  2. In the next step, You have to enter a correct pattern lock that had been set during the process of hiding a chat.
  3. After that, you will see those chats that you have locked.

That’s it! This is the best method to hide a conversation or chat in WhatsApp. You can use this method if you want more privacy that is not there in the case of archive methods. particularly I like this method.

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You can access all your contacts in GBWhatsApp that you have in WhatsApp. So now you know how to hide and unhide chats in WhatsApp without an archive and how to set password to WhatsApp chats.

Conclusion:

In this post, I have explained to you how to hide WhatsApp chats on Android and iOS, how to unhide WhatsApp chats on Android and iPhone. How to hide WhatsApp chat without deleting. Also, we have shown you how to hide a chat in WhatsApp with password i.e how to lock WhatsApp chats.

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