How to UnArchive Messages on WhatsApp

Apr 16, 2022 - Leave a Comment

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If you regularly use WhatsApp to communicate and chat, you may be familiar with archiving messages on WhatsApp to hide them. But what if you want to unarchive a chat in WhatsApp?

That’s no problem, so if you’re looking to unarchive in WhatsApp read along.

How to Unarchive WhatsApp Chats

Buried a WhatsApp chat in the archives and now you want to dig it up? Here’s how:

  1. From the WhatsApp app, go to the Chats section
  2. Scroll to the very top of the Chats screen and choose “Archived”
  3. Tap and hold on the message chat you want to unarchive
  4. Choose “Unarchive”

Optionally, you can swipe left on the WhatsApp message and choose to Unarchive from there.

Unarchive chat on WhatsApp

This works the same to unarchive individual message chats, as well as group message chats and threads, either can be archived or unarchived as needed.

You’ll also find the process to be the same regardless of what device you’re using WhatsApp on, and so while we’re focusing on iPhone here, you can use the same procedure to unarchive on WhatsApp for other devices too.

Give it a try yourself, it’s pretty easy using this method to uncover any archived messages.

By unarchiving a chat, it returns to the primary Chats screen in WhatsApp, and this will sync across all your devices using the same WhatsApp account.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Tips & Tricks

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