WhatsApp Messenger which we all know to be the most used messaging application for Android, has got a lot of amazing features but of course, they’re limited. You can’t hide WhatsApp chats easily on Android without rooting and the use of the Archive method which almost everyone know of.
Of course, you’ll get pissed if someone snoops on your personal chats. But at that moment, the deed has already been done, so there’s nothing you can do about it again. But today, in this article, you’ll get to learn how you can easily hide WhatsApp chats on your Android device without the need for rooting and also without the Archive method.
So now, let’s delve right into this awesome tutorial to hiding chats on WhatsApp which would prove useful to you as a WhatsApp messenger user.
How to Hide WhatsApp Chats on Android
There are basically two procedures to hide WhatsApp Chats on Android. We’ll explain both methods in this article, so you can read and apply the one that will be more suitable for you.
In this procedure, I will be using an application named GBWhatsApp, and this app might already be known by you. GBWhatsApp APK is packed with a lot of awesome features which the official version of don’t offer us. You should know that GBWhatsApp is a Mod version of the original WhatsApp. Now, you’ll see the steps on how to hide chats using this app.
Methods to Hide Chats Via GBWhatsApp
1. The first thing you should do is to download and Install the GBWhatsApp application on your Android device.
2. Now, you should do all the Sign in the process by entering your phone number, name, and OTP. After successful verification, you can start up a chat.
3. Then you should hold onto and select any WhatsApp chat which you would like to hide, then tap on the 3 vertical dots (options).
4. Now, select the “Hide” option, and you’ll be prompted to enter a pattern which would act as a security measure.
5. You should make sure to setup a hard but easy to remember pattern. This is to strengthen your privacy more.
6. After that is done, then you have successfully hidden that particular WhatsApp chat which you did want to hide.
7. If you’d want to open the chat, then click on the WhatsApp text logo which is located on the top left corner of your screen.
8. Now, you should enter the pattern which you selected earlier, and immediately it will show you the chat you hid or the list of hidden chats.
How to Unhide Chats
If you’d want to unhide any chat which you’ve hidden, then follow the below procedures accordingly.
- Select the chat by holding on to it in the hidden mode.
- Then click on the 3 vertical dots (options) at the right side of your screen.
- Now, tap on the “Mark Chat as Visible” option.
- That’s it.. It’s done, immediately your chat will be back to the normal mode.
This procedure will require us to make use of the official/original WhatsApp application with it’s Archive feature option. This method is less stressful and understandable, but not highly recommended.
Methods to hide Chats on WhatsApp
1. First and foremost, you should open the WhatsApp application and select the chat you want to hide by holding onto it.
2. Now you’d have to click on “Archive Chat” option which is located at top right corner of your smartphone screen.
3. Immediately, that particular chat will be filtered in “Archived Chats” section which you can find by scrolling down below all your WhatsApp chats.
5. Afterwards, you should click on it, and then you will be able to access and see your archived/hidden chats. That’s it about archiving a chat.
How to Unarchive Chats
If you want to unarchive any of the archived chats, then you’ve to follow the below written procedure properly.
- The first thing you should do, is to click open the “Archived Chat” section so you would be able to access all archived chats.
- Now, you should select the chat which you want to unarchive by holding onto it. Then tap the “Unarchive Chat” option which is located at the top right side of your screen.
- Immediately this is done, the chat will be unarchived, and as such, it will go to the normal WhatsApp chat screen.
So there you have it, the two best methods which you can use to hide WhatsApp chats on your Android device, without stress. You can choose which ever is preferable to you.
This article covers tutorial on the best procedures one can use to hide WhatsApp chats on his/her Android device. We’ve explained two good and working methods above. You can easily choose which is more compatible and suitable for you. If this tutorial was helpful to you, kindly share to other’s.