How to keep WhatsApp chats archived

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You are looking for a guide who can show you in detail how to keep WhatsApp chats archived? Very well, you just found it! In this in-depth study we will provide you with all the instructions to succeed in your intent and hide some conversations on the instant messaging platform, without deleting them.

In fact, WhatsApp makes this function available to its users, so you don't have to block contacts: simply archive some conversations, which you can reactivate at any time. Best of all, you will no longer see those conversations at the top of the active chats list.



So take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading, you will have a clearer picture of everything. But no more delay, let's go!

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How to keep WhatsApp chats archived

Maybe you already know it, but in case you don't know it, you should know that on WhatsApp there is a very useful function that allows you to archive a individual or group chat. This way you can no longer find it on the main screen, without having to delete it. This is a much appreciated possibility to better organize the conversations on the platform.

In fact, some old chats can be a hindrance, especially if someone among the contacts present (in the case of a group) or the contact with which that conversation is open decide to write again. Many users decide to archive chats also for a specific reason, namely to hide certain chats, which want to be left secret and away from prying eyes.

Yeah, but how to keep WhatsApp chats archived? There is a specific procedure to be performed. Here are all the steps, point by point (also read How to restore Whatsapp conversations).



How to keep chats archived

So if you are wondering how to keep chats archived, without them appearing again once someone of the contacts sends a message in the conversation, you must carry out the procedure below, which applies to both Android and iOS devices (therefore iPhone and iPad). Here are all the steps:

  1. open WhatsApp;
  2. go to Settings;
  3. select the item Chat;
  4. scroll until you see the section "Archived chats";
  5. activate the option "Keep chats archived".

Once this feature is activated, you will no longer automatically receive notifications for this type of conversation. By enabling this feature this will happen, whether you are using a smartphone with an Android operating system or an Apple device. If you deactivate the “Keep chats archived” option, the notifications will be activated again, with the chats returning to be visible when new messages arrive or are sent.

Are you wondering if it is possible to check the arrival of new messages when the “Keep chats archived” option is active and if so, how to do it? Well, in the meantime, obviously it can be done, and to do it you will need to access the section "Archived" present on WhatsApp. In this section there are all the chats and groups sorted according to the arrival time of the last message, sent or received.

How to archive a whatsapp chat


Great, you should now have a complete and comprehensive overview of how to keep WhatsApp chats archived. As you have seen, this is not a particularly complex procedure: in a few simple steps, you will have reached your set goal.

Simply go to the right section of WhatsApp and carefully follow the steps we have indicated in the previous lines. The good thing is that you won't have to block contacts or otherwise do overly radical things. You can decide as much as you like whether to leave archived chats or make them active again. In short, you will be the one to manage it all.


These archived chats will only be visible by going to the archive, where they will be sorted temporally. However, we just have to give you an appointment at the next one, in the hope that our guide has been useful to you in practice. Here is a guide that could be for you: Trick to read deleted messages from WhatsApp

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