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How To Hide WhatsApp Messages Or Chat On iPhones & Android 2022-2023

How To Hide WhatsApp Messages Or Chat On iPhones & Android 2022-2023

Keeping stuff like WhatsApp messages private is a priority for most people. This guide is going to enlighten every reader on how to hide WhatsApp messages or chats on iPhone’s and Android smartphones.


This guide covers both popular operating systems almost every smartphone uses now, “Android and IOS”.
Hiding chats is not a difficult thing to do, it can be done in many ways. In this particular guide, we will be dealing with some popular ways this can be done. But guess what, we will be including some unpopular ways in which WhatsApp chats and messages can be hidden too.


WhatsApp is so far one of the popular encrypted messaging applications in the world now. WhatsApp is one of meta-verse apps, company owned by Mark Zuckerberg (an Entrepreneur from the U.S). They own popular apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp business etc.


WhatsApp alone has over 2Billion downloads and user all over the world, and it’s aid to be the main medium for communication in developing countries in Africa, some parts of Asia etc…

Ways To Hide WhatsApp Chats & Messages


Below are ways to hide WhatsApp chats and messages. Here we did include “the disappearing feature” even though messages may disappear when the time range set if up.

1. By transferring all messages to archive :


With archives, the messages or chats with that particular contact or contacts will disappear and can only be found in your archives. Using archives, even if you receive a message in that particular number of contacts, there won’t be a up pop notification content.
This means everything with that particular contact or contacts will be silent.

2. Exporting chat to (WhatsApp user, Gmail, Bluetooth etc.):


You can also try to export all your chat with that particular contact to another WhatsApp number or even through Gmail, Bluetooth, and many others. With this procedure, after sharing the chats, you can only view it when you have an HTML file viewer on your smartphone or P.C.
And also, you can export everything including the stickers, voice notes, videos, and images your people shared during your chats.

3. You can also try the new “disappearing” feature:


This is a new feature. And it’s available on every WhatsApp once it’s updated or up to date. With this option, you will manually have to set a time limit for the messages or chats in other for them to be wiped away or deleted.
You can set to 24 hours, 1 week and many others. For example, if set to 24 hours, the time down start as soon as you send a message. When the 24 hours is up, all the messages or chats will be deleted automatically.

A. How To Hide WhatsApp Messages & Chats On iPhones.


Follow the below procedures to hide your WhatsApp messages and chats when using an iPhone.
Procedure To Hide Single Chats or Messages, iPhone’s;

  1. Launch your WhatsApp
  2. Long-Press or tap on the preferred chats you are willing to hide.
  3. Select Archive
  4. You’re done…… The particular chat will disappear from your main chat. And you can only find it in your Archives.

Procedure To Hide All Chats or Messages on iPhone’s;

  1. Launch your Whatsapp
  2. Tap on the three dots located in the top right corner of your screen
  3. Click on “Chats”
  4. Click on Chat History
  5. Select “Archive all Chats”
  6. You’re done…. All the chats will disappear from your main chat. And you can only find them in your Archives.

B. How To Hide WhatsApp Messages & Chats On Android.


Follow the below procedures to hide your WhatsApp messages and chats when using an Android smartphone.
Procedure To Hide Single Chats or Messages on Android;

  1. Launch your Whatsapp
  2. Long-Press or tap on the preferred chats you are willing to hide.
  3. Select Archive
  4. You’re done…… The particular chat will disappear from your main chat. And you can only find it in your Archives.

Procedure To Hide All Chats or Messages on Android;

  1. Launch your Whatsapp
  2. Tap on the three dots located at the top right corner of your screen
  3. Click on “Chats”
  4. Click on Chat History
  5. Select “Archive all Chats”
  6. You’re done…. all the chats will disappear from your main chat. And you can only find them in your Archives.

To sum up, in this guide we touched on some of the popular ways in which one can hide his/her whatsapp chats and messages on both iPhone’s and Android smartphones. And mentioned the below procedures;

  1. By Transferring all messages to Archive
  2. Exporting chat to (Whatsapp user, G mail, Bluetooth etc)
  3. You can also try the new “disappearing ” feature.

Do you want to know more tricks and tips using the WhatsApp App? We have written articles on other tricks;
How To Connect WhatsApp To PC or Laptops
How To Find All Blocked Contacts On WhatsApp
How To Block and Unblock Contacts On WhatsApp


And many others….
Lets us know if you have any question by using the comment box or section below….

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