WhatsApp: Here’s How to Archive a Chat

Remove conversations from view

Did you know that WhatsApp allows you to archive conversations you’re not currently interested in participating in? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp application on iOS. Also note, if you’d rather delete a chat instead, check out our guide for deleting a chat in WhatsApp.

Step 1: Tap “Chats” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Swipe from right to left on the chat you wish to archive.

Step 3: Tap “Archive.”

If you ever want to unarchive a chat, tap the “New Chat” button in the top-right corner of the Chats screen, select the proper recipient, and send them a new message. This will return the chat to your Chats window.