How do I archive a chat for iPhone?

The Archive Chat feature allows you to hide a conversation from your Chats screen and access it later, if needed. You can archive group or individual chats to better organize your conversations.

Note: Using Archive Chat does not delete the chat, nor does it back up the chat to iCloud. Archive Chat is only available for devices with iOS 7 or later.

To archive a chat

  1. In the Chats screen, slide your finger across the chat you wish to archive, from right to left.
  2. Tap Archive.

You can archive all chats at once in WhatsApp Settings > Archive All Chats.

To view archived chats

  1. On the Chats tab, scroll to the top and then pull down.
  2. Tap Archived Chats.

To unarchive a chat

Archived chats will unarchive when you receive a new message from that chat. You can manually unarchive a chat by searching for a contact name or message from that contact:

  1. In the Archived Chats screen, slide your finger across the chat, from right to left.
  2. Tap Unarchive.

Alternatively:

  1. In the Chats tab, tap on the Search bar.
  2. Type in the name of the chat or known content from the chat you wish to unarchive.
  3. Slide your finger across the chat you wish to unarchive, from right to left.
  4. Tap Unarchive.

Learn how to use Archive Chat on: Android | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team

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