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Tech Tips: How to remove Archived Chats from the top of your chat window on WhatsApp

Tech Tips: How to remove Archived Chats from the top of your chat window on WhatsApp

The Archived chats feature can be used when you no longer wish to see the name of a contact on your chat window, you may not want to block him but want to remove him from your current chat list.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WhatsApp has officially rolled out the archived chat option for both Android and iOS users.
  • Once you archive a chat, you will no longer receive any notification from that chat even when there is a new message.
  • The archived chat box appears on top of your chat window.

WhatsApp has officially rolled out the archived chat option for both Android and iOS users. The Archived chats feature can be used when you no longer wish to see the name of a contact on your chat window, you may not want to block him but want to remove him from your current chat list. This you can do with contacts you rarely interact with. However, there are some caveats that you should not know about before archiving a contact. Once you archive a chat, you will no longer receive any notification from that chat even when there is a new message.

WhatsApp will not tell you when an archived contact messages you but will display the number at the top of the screen to inform you about the unread message. The notification about the same will not be sent. The archived chat box appears on top of your chat window. That is the first thing you see when you open WhatsApp and that can annoy a lot of users. Whenever you get a text from an archived contact, WhatsApp will display a number and that will appear at the top of your screen. The number is placed next to the archived chat box to show the unread messages.

If you are not happy to see an archived chat box at the top of your screen, you can always remove it from there.

Here’s how you to remove Archived Chats from the top of your chat window on WhatsApp

— Go to WhatsApp and tap on Archived which appears at the top of the chat window

— When you tap on Archived chat box, it will show you the number of chats you have archived and whether you have received any message from them or not.

— On the top right of your iPhone, you will find an Edit button

—Tap on edit button, and it will provide you with two options to choose from including Select Chats and Edit Archive Settings

— Tap on Edit Archive Settings

— When you scroll down, you would find a “Keep chats archived” toggle button

— if the toggle is turned on, you will see the Archived chat option at the top of your screen

— If you turn off the Keep Chats Archived button, the Archived chat box will disappear from the top of your chat window.

— You can follow the same steps to turn it on in future if you want the feature back.

Notably, when you turn off the Keep Chats Archived option, you will also start getting notifications whenever a contact you have archived sends you a message.