How to hide contacts on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most used messaging applications and almost everyone else has a WhatsApp application installed on their devices. WhatsApp has many functions and, if exploited properly, it can give you the privilege of doing almost anything. It has all the features that you would probably want in an ideal messaging app. However, certain functions of WhatsApp cannot be performed directly.

Today we are going to talk about one of these activities: hiding contacts on WhatsApp. If you search for any direct WhatsApp option marked as hide contacts, you won’t find any. Yes, there is an option to hide your status from certain contacts if you want, but there is no direct option that says to hide contacts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. There is a way out to achieve the desired result.

How to hide contacts on WhatsApp

Archive contact on iPhone

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Messenger on your device

Step 2: Now tap on the “Chats” option and your Chat page will open in front of you.

Step 3: Now in the chat list, tap on the selected contact’s chat that you want to hide and slide the chat head to the left.

You have successfully archived this specific WhatsApp contact. There is no need to think that you will never regain that contact. You can access this archived contact at any time from the “Archived Chats” folder.

If you are wondering where can I find this folder? The answer is: you just need to swipe down from the WhatsApp chats page to access this folder of archived chats. Here you can easily get all your hidden WhatsApp contact lists.

Archive chat on Android

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Messenger on your device

Step 2: now tap on the conversation of the contact you want to hide

Step 3: Select and tap on the chat and the conversation will be highlighted

Step 4: Now you can see what a check mark looks like next to the highlighted chat

Step 5: Tap on the “File” option. The word Archive will not be written here. On Android, the file is indicated by a box icon with a down arrow. This icon should appear in the upper right corner of the screen.

Once you have successfully archived the contact, the specific chat will no longer appear in your chat list. As on the iPhone, you can always access hidden contacts from the folder called “Archived Chats”, for which you will have to scroll down on your WhatsApp chats page.


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