your prompt response:
- To hide chats without archiving them, you will need to use GBWhatsApp which is a modified version of WhatsApp app.
- After selecting the chats you will be able to see the hide option, clicking on it will instantly hide the chat.
- Whenever you need to show hidden chats, you can enter the hidden chats section and then show the chat with the same pin or pattern.
- You can also use the default screen lock that WhatsApp offers to protect it so that no one else can access it besides you. In this way, the chats would remain safe from being opened or viewed by others.
- Muting WhatsApp chats is another way that can help you prevent alerts or notifications from appearing on the screen.
- To avoid receiving notifications of chats stored in normal WhatsApp, you will need to block them temporarily or you can also mute the chats before archiving them and then archive them.
Since the original version of WhatsApp has no function to hide chats, you can use mod versions like GBWhatsApp, YoWhatsApp, etc. to hide them.
How to hide WhatsApp chat without a file?
There are some ways you can follow:
1. Use GBWhatsApp
If you want to hide the chats without archiving them, you will need to use the GBWhatsApp app. It is a modified version of WhatsApp that offers many more features than the original WhatsApp when it comes to hiding chats. Although this app is not directly available for installation from the Google Play Store or App Store, you can still download it from the web.
As it offers many features to hide chats, you no longer need to use files or tricks to hide chats in GBWhatsApp.
🔴 Steps to follow in GBWhatsApp:
Step 1: First, download the GBWhatsApp app and then install it on your device.
Step 2: Open the app.
Step 3: You will need to use an active registered WhatsApp phone number to create your GBWhatsApp account.
Step 4: Next, set a profile picture on your account.
Step 5: Then you can enter the main interface of the application.
Step 6: To hide a WhatsApp chat in GBWhatsApp, you will need to click and hold on the chat to select it.
Next, you will need to click on the three lines icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 7: You will see some options. Click on Hide chat.
Step 8: You will then be prompted to select whether you want to protect it with a pattern or passcode. Click on any of the options, then provide a pattern or passcode to hide the chat.
Instantly the chat will be hidden and no one will be able to open it without providing the correct passcode or pattern.
🔴 Steps to discover chats on GBWhatsApp:
Step 1: Open GBWhatsApp app.
Step 2: Next, you will need to tap on the header logo ‘WhatsApp’ which is in the upper left corner of the screen. By clicking on it, you will be able to access the hidden chats.
Step 3: Then enter the access code or pattern with which you protected the chats.
Step 4: You will be directed to the hidden chats section. There you will find all the chats you have hidden.
Step 5: To view, click and hold a chat to select it. Next, you will need to click on the three-line icon in the right corner of the screen.
Click on the eye icon to show the chat.. The chat would not be hidden and would go back to the main chat section.
2. WhatsApp lock screen
WhatsApp has a built-in lock screen feature that allows you to lock the Whatsapp app. Once you have protected your WhatsApp app with your fingerprint or Face ID, no one but you will be able to open the app.
This default screen lock can be enabled for the Privacy section of the WhatsApp app.
If you use the default screen lock that WhatsApp app offers, you don’t need to hide the chats separately because the screen lock is doing it.
On Android, Whatsapp does not offer a Face ID lock, but it does provide a default fingerprint lock.
On iOS, you can use Face ID lock or fingerprint lock to lock the app and prevent unknown users from accessing it.
🔴 Steps to enable fingerprint lock for WhatsApp on Android:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application.
Step 2: Then click on the three dots icon and then click on Settings.
Step 3: Then click Account and then Privacy.
Step 4: Scroll down and click Fingerprint lock.
Step 5: Then enable the switch next to ‘fingerprint lock‘.
Set your fingerprint and you are protected.
🔴 Steps to enable fingerprint lock for WhatsApp on iPhone:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Next, you will need to go to the Application Settings section.
Step 3: then click Bill.
Step 4: Then click Privacy and then click Screen lock.
Step 5: Slide the switch to the right to turn it on.
3. Mute WhatsApp chat audio
Another quick fix to hide chats without archiving them is to mute them. When you mute a particular chat on WhatsApp, you don’t just get notifications. Even if notifications are enabled for the app, you will not receive any notifications about the messages you receive from that particular chat that you have disabled.
After you mute a chat, no notification will appear on the screen if he or she sends you messages, so no one else will be able to see the messages you are receiving. You can view and reply to muted chat messages only from the app.
🔴 Steps to mute WhatsApp chat:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application.
Step 2: Then click and hold on a chat to select it.
Step 3: Then click on the mute icon located at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Click on All time and then click It’s okay.
The bottom lines:
This article explained ways to hide chats without archiving them. Using GBWhatsApp which is a mod version of WhatsApp is the best way to hide chats. You can even display them whenever you want.
However, if you don’t want to use the mod versions of WhatsApp, you can hide your chats by enabling the default screen lock offered by the WhatsApp app.
You can even mute chats you don’t want notifications from so they don’t appear on the screen.
1. How can I not receive alerts for archived chats?
If you don’t want to receive notifications of a chat saved in WhatsApp, you can temporarily block the person so that their messages don’t reach you and therefore don’t send notifications or the chat returns to the main mailbox mode.
Another way to not receive alerts for archived chats is to mute the chat before you archive it. Since you turn it off before archiving, you won’t receive any notifications for messages from that chat.
However, it is better if you follow the former as it is more secure and will definitely keep the chat archive in the Archived section and away from the main inbox.
2. How to hide WhatsApp chat without deleting it?
If you don’t want to delete your chats but want to hide them from the main inbox of Whatsapp app then you can simply archive them. Archive chats keep the chats within the archive section separate from the main inbox. You can also activate the Keep chats archived so that every time you receive messages from users that you have entered in the Archive section, the chats do not return to the main section, but only show a number next to the word Archived.
Archiving chats does not delete or affect messages in any way. It helps to separate and hide certain chats from the main inbox.
3. What are the apps to hide WhatsApp chat?
In original WhatsApp, you will not be able to hide chats directly as it does not offer that functionality. However, the modified versions of the WhatsApp application have the feature to hide the chats.
WhatsApp mod apps like GBWhatsApp, YoWhatsApp, etc. These are some of the best edited versions of WhatsApp that you can download and use to hide chats.
To hide chats using these WhatsApp mod apps, you will be required to protect the chats with a passcode, password or pattern. Whenever you need to show them, you will need to use the same access code to access the hidden chats section. If you forget this, you will not be able to show the chats.