How to View Archived Messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp allows users to archive, unarchive, view and delete messages. The archive feature on Whatsapp allows you to hide your messages from the Chat screen. So that you can view the archived conversation later on whenever you want. There is no difference while archiving a group or with personal conversation. Today I will show you how to view and delete archived messages on WhatsApp, so let’s get started. Note, this guide for Android users only.


How to archive a chat on WhatsApp

  1. In WhatsApp Chats screen, tap & hold any chat you want to archive/hide.
  2. Now on the top bar, all you need is to select the Archive icon (downward arrow).
  3. That’s all you have successfully archived a conversation.

After doing the above steps, the conversation will not appear in your WhatsApp chat screen. If you want to, you can go and unarchive the conversation following the below steps.


How to unarchive a chat on WhatsApp

  1. In Chat screen scroll down to the end
  2. Tap Archived Chats
  3. Now tap & hold the chat that you want to unarchive
  4. Finally, on the top bar, tap the Unarchive icon


How to view archived messages on WhatsApp

  1. In Chat screen scroll down to the end
  2. Tap Archived Chats
  3. Tap any conversation you want to view, that’s it.


Important Note:

Note that whenever you get a new message from the archived chat. The chat will reappear in WhatsApp chat screen. Alos note that when you use the archive chat feature in WhatsApp, it does not delete the chat/conversation. Also, it does not back up the conversation to SD card in the smartphone.

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  1. charmdatevvf says

    Nice info, thanks

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