Your WhatsApp messages are also encrypted end-to-end. But, this cannot work if you are living in a house full of relatives or someone has borrowed your phone. For this also, the Facebook-owned company has introduced an authentication facility. Using the WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature, you can now protect your chat from prickly eyes. There is also an option to hide a special WhatsApp chat if you do not want to use that feature. You can also unarchive the message and this process is very easy.
Whatsapp for android: how to hide a particular chat
- First of all, open the WhatsApp app and see the special chat you want to hide from others.
- You just have to catch the chat you wish to hide.
- You will see a collection button in the top right corner to hide the chat. On the top bar, select the Archive icon.
You can quickly unseat the chat by scrolling under the chat. There you will see an ‘Archived’ option, all you have to do is tap on it. The moment you open it you will get all your archived chats. This process is very simple, then you need to long press the chat to unarchive.
How to hide a special chat on iPhone
The steps here are slightly different. Open WhatsApp and choose the chat you want to hide. Then, just swipe right on the chat, and tap on the archive icon. You can unarchive any particular WhatsApp chat by following similar procedure. In the Archived Chat screen, all you have to do is to cross your finger through the chat, tap from right to left and Unarchive.