Why store a WhatsApp chat?
The reason why you would want to store a WhatsApp chat may be different but basically the goal is not to show it on the app’s home screen. Whether you want to create some order and list only the conversations you interact with every day or you want to hide a secret chat from your partner, WhatsApp makes this possible with a native feature available in the settings menu.
Chats are not lost, they’re just hidden. This means that they can be retrieved at any time you wish. Note, however, that if you receive a new message from an archived chat, it will be displayed on the main chat screen.
How to store a WhatsApp chat
Hold down on the chat you want to archive
Select the icon at the top that looks like a box with the downward-facing arrow in it
The chat will be removed immediately from the list
Select the box icon at the top to store a chat / © NextPit
How to store all WhatsApp chats
In case you want to hide not one but all of the chats listed on your WhatsApp account you will have to:
Click on the three dots in the top right corner
Select the Settings item
Click on Chat>Chat history> Archive all chats
The chats will be automatically removed from the home screen
It only takes a few steps to store all of your chats / © NextPit
How to recover a hidden chat on WhatsApp
If you have decided to restore a chat stored by mistake or simply put aside for a while, just follow the steps below:
Click on the Chats tab
Scroll to the bottom of the screen
Click on Archive
Tap on the chats you want to restore
Select the box icon with the arrow pointing upwards
Archived chats can be restored in just a few taps / © NextPit
Do you usually store chats on WhatsApp or do you prefer to delete chats you haven’t interacted with in a long time?
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