WhatsApp new hide chats forever feature is quite useful, but how does one achieve this, to say good bye to chat all together on on the app using the new Archived Chat settings.
While the new archived settings allow users to archive less important conversations keeping them hidden on the main chat list. Users will not receive notifications for archived chats unless you are mentioned or replied to. Both individual and group WhatsApp chats can be archived, and this can be accesses any time in the Archived section.
Simple Steps to Hide chats on WhatsApp
To hide WhatsApp chats using the new archived settings, follow the simple steps below:
- Open WhatsApp, select the chat that you want to archive. It can be a group or an individual chat.
- Three options will appear on top. Pin, Mute, and Archive (downward arrow facing icon). Click on the Archive button.
- The Archived section will show up on the top of your chat feed. You can go into the section and see your hidden chats at any time. Users can easily unarchive the chat by selecting the chat and clicking on the Unarchive option (upward arrow facing icon) on top.
- If you want to archive all chats, go to the chats tab and tap on More > Settings. Tap on Chats > Chat History > Archive all chats.
WhatsApp had released the View Once feature back in August after a long period of development. The feature allows WhatsApp users to send disappearing messages which self-destruct after they are opened once. However, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is still adding to it, and recently rolled out two new tools for the feature.
WhatsApp Disappearing Message Feature is also new
The popular online message application now allows users to set durations and default message timer for disappearing messages, reported WABetaInfo. The first feature allows users to choose between different durations, such as 90 days, 7 days and 24 hours, the report added.
The second feature will let users select a duration before the disappearing messages option is enabled for chats.
The feature, however, will be applicable only for new chats and “existing chats and new groups won’t be started with the default timer,” WABetaInfo said.
“These new features are available today on WhatsApp beta for iOS, WhatsApp Business beta for iOS, and the support is coming on WhatsApp beta for Android very soon. Be sure to use the latest update available on TestFlight,” the report further added.
The application recently got refreshed chat bubbles too in the 22.214.171.124 version for WhatsApp Messenger beta on iOS. The chat bubbles in the new update look more rounded now in both light and dark themes. They also appear larger than older chat bubbles and with slightly different colours.