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How to archive WhatsApp messages

Is your WhatsApp home screen increasingly confusing? Does it contain so many conversations that you can never find the one you really need? You are not alone, but luckily there is a solution that allows you to solve the problem in a very simple way.

All you have to do is take advantage of the message archiving function, which allows you to "clean" the WhatsApp home from all unnecessary chats and move them to an archive. This means that it does not delete them, it only removes them from the main application screen allowing, if necessary, to consult and restore them. This is also a very useful function when you lend your smartphone to other people and want to prevent them from seeing certain messages.



To find out more, keep reading, below you will find explained by thread and by sign how to archive WhatsApp messages both on Android smartphones and on iPhones and Windows Phones. All you have to do is take five minutes of free time and put into practice the instructions I am about to give you, which I sincerely hope will be useful to you. I wish you a good reading and a lot of fun!

How to archive WhatsApp messages on Android

If you want to archive a single conversation in WhatsApp for Android, all you have to do is open the app, go to its main screen (the one with the list of all chats in progress) and keep your finger pressed on one of the discussions you want to put in archive.

So wait for the first discussion to be highlighted, select the others you want to add to the WhatsApp archive (if you want to archive more than one chat at the same time) and presses onbox icon che compare in alto a destra per complere l'operazione.


Once the messages have been archived on WhatsApp, to view them and possibly restore them, go to the tab Chat application and presses on the voice Archived conversations located at the bottom of the screen. If you can't see the option to view archived chats, select the icon for magnifying glass located at the top right, type any letter in the WhatsApp search bar and you should solve the problem.


To restore a chat from the WhatsApp archive and bring it back to the list of discussions in progress, look for it as just explained, hold your finger on it and press onbox icon which appears at the top right. Easy, don't you think?

If you want, you can also archive all WhatsApp conversations at the same time. How you do it? I'll explain it to you right away. First you have to press the button Menu located at the top right (the icon with the three dots), then you have to select the item Settings from the menu that appears and you have to move to Chat> Chat history. In the screen that opens, then presses on the item  Archive all chats, Reply OK the warning that appears on the screen e the game is done.

In case of second thoughts, you can restore all previously archived WhatsApp conversations by going to the menu Settings> Chat> Chat history application and selecting the item Extract all chats from the archive from the screen that opens.


How to archive WhatsApp messages on iPhone

archive WhatsApp messages on iPhone, select the tab Chat of the application, swipe your finger on the conversation to be archived making a movement from right to left and press the button Archive that appears on the right.

If you want to archive more than one conversation at the same time, "tap" the button Modification which is located at the top left, put the check mark next to the chats to be archived and presses on the item Archive which is at the bottom left.

Once archived, WhatsApp discussions for iPhone can be found using the search bar on the tab Chat application (above) or by “tapping” on the item Archived chats that appears in the tab Chat doing a swipe from top to bottom.


Once you have viewed the archived chats, to restore one and bring it back to the main application screen, swipe from right to left on its title and press the button Extract that appears from the side.

Do you want to archive all messages and completely free up the home of your WhatsApp? Nothing easier. Go to the tab Settings app, select the icon Chat, "tap" on the item Archive all chats and confirm to complete the operation.

In case of second thoughts, returning to the same screen you can press the option for extract all chats and bring all your conversations back to the main WhatsApp screen.


How to archive WhatsApp messages on Windows Phone

You have a Windows Phone? In this case, to archive WhatsApp chats you have to start the application, go to the tab chat of the latter and keep your finger pressed on the conversation to be archived. Then choose the voice archives from the menu that opens and that's it.

Subsequently, to view the archived messages and possibly restore them, press the button (...) located at the bottom right and select the item archived chats from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, if you want to restore a conversation, keep your finger pressed on its title and select the entry extract from archive. Easier done than said!

Even the Windows Phone version of WhatsApp allows you to archive all chats in one go. To take advantage of this possibility, press the button (...) located at the bottom right and select the item settings give the menu to compare.

In the screen that opens, then move to chats and calls, pigia sull'opzione archive everything and confirm to complete the operation. Subsequently, in case of second thoughts, you can go back to the same screen and extract all the messages from the archive by pressing the appropriate item.


How to archive WhatsApp messages on PC

As I also explained to you in my tutorial "How to use WhatsApp on PC", thanks to the official clients for Windows and macOS and the WhatsApp Web online service, it is possible to use WhatsApp from your computer by "transmitting" to the PC what happens in the smartphone application ( smartphone which in the meantime must be turned on and connected to the Internet).

Well, if you use WhatsApp from your PC and want to archive conversations from there, know that it can be done. How? I'll explain it to you right away. All you have to do is select the conversation to archive from the left sidebar, press on arrow present under its title and click on the item Archive chat Present on the menu if you press.

When the operation is completed you can view the archived conversations (and possibly restore them) in WhatsApp by pressing the button (...) located at the top of the left sidebar and selecting the item Archived from the menu that appears. To return an archived chat to the home screen of the application, click on arrow placed under its title and select the option Estrai chat dall'archivio.

How to save WhatsApp messages

Do you want to archive WhatsApp messages in the sense that you want to create a backup copy of them? Then all you have to do is take advantage of the function of backup included in WhatsApp, which automatically saves a backup copy of the chats locally (on Android and Windows Phone) and in the cloud (on Android and iPhone). To adjust its settings, go to the WhatsApp menu and select the items Chat> Chat backup. In my tutorial on how to recover backups on WhatsApp you will find more details on the whole procedure.

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