How to Keep Whatsapp Chat Archived While Receiving New Messages

WhatsApp has finally come up with the feature that was long-awaited with their latest update. The application is going to allow you to make an Archive folder for the chats. This feature is also going to have the new messages available there, and instead of the chat coming up, it will stay in the archived folder itself.

keep whatsapp chat archived while receiving new messages

The good part about the feature is that it lets the users have better control over the inbox and the ways by which one organizes the archive folder. It helps users in staying clear of the messages that aren’t their priority and doesn’t disturb their routine work as they don’t need to constantly check on the phone on who messaged.

The other messages that you didn’t archive will be visible as usual. This is a great step by the developer team and helps the users immensely. One can make sure that the application with these archived messages stays in a secure and private place and you are only speaking to people that are closest to you.

You will be the one in control of the messages that you need to receive. You will need to download the newer updated version from the Google Play store and then join the beta program of Google. Once the application gets updated, and installation is complete, you need to follow some simple steps.

Here we shall take a look at the simplified step-by-step guide, so keep reading!

How to Keep Whatsapp Chat Archived While Receiving New Messages

Just follow the steps we mentioned below and all of your work will be completed within minutes!

Step 1: Open the updated version on WhatsApp on your phone.

Step 2: Now click on the icon with three Dotson in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Now select ‘Settings’ and then go to ‘Chats’.

Step 4: For archiving any conversation, just long-press over the chat thread that’s in the inbox. Now choose the ‘archive’ icon that’s present in the top menu.

Step 5: The archive tab will stay on screen top and you can place the chat that is ignored with easier access if needed.

The feature will allow you to hide some of the group or even individual chats and this makes the list of conversations better organized.

Points to keep in mind:

  • Remember that when you archive a chat it doesn’t delete it.
  • The chat will stay in the archived folder and the new message will be received there itself.
  • You aren’t going to receive the new messages notification, and this will make sure that you don’t get disturbed at any point in time.

Final Thoughts:

This is all you need to do! The steps to archiving the chats are pretty simple and shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes of your time. There isn’t a need for third-party applications and this will keep all of your conversations much organized and easy to answer when you feel like sending a reply.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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