WhatsApp is one of the most widely used social media platforms used for messaging, calling, and video calling. It has been updating the features to help users with a simple and handy interface. A new recent update of WhatsApp has Archive Chats appearance on the top of the chats.
This new update is not handy for all the users and people find it annoying to have the archive chats on the top. Earlier, the archive chats appeared on the bottom of the chatting screen.
Remove Archive Chats from Chat Screen
Yes, you can remove the archive chats from the chat screen on your whatsapp. It is simple and easy, just follow the steps mentioned in this post.
Can You Remove the Archive Chats from the Top
Yes, you can remove the archive chats section from the top of the chat screen so that you are not annoyed by that while chatting. It is not necessary that you have to remove that from there, if you find that handy you can always keep it as it is.
Can You Remove the Archive Chats from the Bottom
With the new updated feature of WhatsApp, the archive chats options are automatically removed from the bottom of the chatting screen and are now placed on the top of the screen. If you don’t want the Archive Chats option to be visible even on the bottom of the screen, follow the tutorial mentioned below.
Can You Remove the Archive Chats Entirely from WhatsApp
Yes, WhatsApp allows you to remove or hide the Archive Chats option entirely from the screen. Doing this, wouldn’t make the archive chats visible on the chatting screen entirely. The archive chats option would be hidden completely.
You can always bring this back when you want it or need it.
How to Hide Archive Chats in WhatsApp
Hide / Remove the Archived Section Entirely from the Screen
If you don’t want the archive chat option neither on the top nor the bottom, then follow the steps mentioned below.
- Click on the Archived tab at the top.
- Long Press on the chat and select all the chats
- Unarchive all of the chats by clicking on the Unarchive button at the top.
Well, as of now this is the only method to hide the archive tab in whatsapp. You have to unarchive all of the chats for the same.
The chats would now no longer be archived and you would start appearing as the normal chats.
How to Move Archived Section at the bottom of the chat
Well, as we have discussed above, if you want to hide the archive chats from the top of the chat screen, you have to unarchive all the chats and thay would now be visible as normal chats.
However, if you dont want to unarchive them and want to keep them as archived, you can simply move the archived section at the bottom. Doing this, you wont see the archived section on the top of the chat screen. Follow the steps mentioned below to move the archived section at the bottom.
- Click on the Archived tab.
- Tap on the three dots at the top-right corner.
- Turn “OFF” Keep Chats Archived.
- Go back to the chats
- The Archived section would now be moved to the bottom and you wont see that on the top.
You should keep in your mind that,moving the archived section on the bottom would not keep the archived chats as archived permanently. Whenever a new message is sent by the person whose chat has been archived, the chat would now be visible as normal chat and no longer be remain archived.
If you dont want a chat to be unarchived, you should keep the Keep Chats Archived ON. This would however, bring back the archived section on the top of the chat screen.
I hope that we were able to answer all of your questions regarding the chat archive in whatsapp.