How do I archive messages?
It is possible to archive group or individual chats to organize your chats. The new archive messages feature allows users to hide chats that are currently on their Chats Tab and access them later if needed.
To archieve a chat:
- In the Chats screen, highlight the chat you wish to hide.
- Press the button and select Archive Chat.
The chat is now archived and will not appear on your Chats tab. Archived chats can be retrieved by searching for the name of the group or the individual in that chat.
NOTE: Using Archive Chat does not delete or store chat history. It simply hides the chat from your Chats Tab for organization purpose.
WhatsApp Support Team