How to archive chats: Whether for business purposes or to exchange messages with your friends, you use almost all the most common messaging applications. Over time, however, the chats have accumulated in a messy way, no longer allowing you to find the really important conversations at a glance. Tired of this situation, you have decided to put some order and archive the less important chats, but you don’t know how to act in all the applications you use.
That’s the way it is, am I right? Then let me tell you that today is your lucky day! In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will explain how to archive chats on all the main instant messaging applications. In addition to providing you with the detailed procedure for “hiding” the conversations of your interest on smartphones, tablets and computers, you will also find the information necessary to view the archived chats and, in case of second thoughts, bring them back to the main screen of WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger and company.
If you agree and can’t wait to find out more, let’s not waste any more time chatting and get to the action right away. Make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. I assure you that, by carefully following my instructions and trying to put them into practice on the device of your interest, you will be able to archive all the chats you want without encountering any kind of problem. Let it bet?
How to archive Telegram chats
If you are wondering how to archive chats and your intention is to do it on Telegram , you should know that this feature is available both from smartphones and tablets, using the app for Android and iPhone / iPad devices , and from computers. However, it is not possible to archive a conversation using Telegram Web , the online version of the popular messaging service accessible via browser. For all the details of the case, read on.
Da Android e iPhone
To archive a Telegram chat on Android , start the famous messaging application, locate the chat of your interest and swipe left on it to archive it. Alternatively, make a long tap on the chat you want to archive, press the three dots icon that appears at the top right and select the Archive option from the menu that opens.
To view the archived messages, press instead on the archived Chat item and, to bring a chat back to the main Telegram screen, repeat the procedure I just indicated to archive a chat (obviously choosing the item to remove it from the archive).
Do you have an iPhone ? In this case, start Telegram, press on the Chat item located in the bottom menu and locate the chat you want to archive. Now, swipe left on the chat of your interest and select the Archive option from the menu that opens. If you need to archive multiple chats at the same time, click on the Edit item , at the top left, put the check mark next to the chats of your interest and tap on the Archive option .
In case of second thoughts, you can retrieve the previously archived chats by accessing the Archived Chats section , swiping left on the chat of your interest and pressing the Extract option . Alternatively, tap on the Edit item , put the check mark next to the chats to be recovered and choose the Extract option .
If you want to archive a chat from your computer and you have downloaded the official Telegram application for Windows 10 or macOS , start the latter, right-click on the chat to archive and select the Archive chat / Archive option from the menu that opens.
If you have a Mac , in addition to the procedure I have just indicated, you can also archive a conversation by accessing the one of your interest, by clicking on the three dots icon, at the top right, and choosing the Archive option .
To view the archived chats, select the Archived chats option instead and , in case you want to retrieve a specific conversation, right-click on it and select the Extract option from the proposed menu. In this regard, my guide on how to recover chats on Telegram may be useful.
How to archive WhatsApp chats
If your intention is to archive WhatsApp chats , whether using the app for Android and iPhone devices or from a computer, you will be pleased to know that it is possible to do this for both a single conversation and group chats. Find everything explained in detail right below.
Da Android e iPhone
To archive WhatsApp Android chats , start the famous messaging application by pressing its icon (the white telephone handset on a green background ), select the Chat tab and make a long tap on the chat to be archived. Then press on the Archive option (the down arrow icon ) and that’s it. In the same way you can also proceed to archive multiple chats at the same time.
How do you say? Would you like to archive a chat from a WhatsApp group ? Also in this case it is sufficient to make a long tap on the group of your interest and press the icon of the arrow pointing down , at the top right.
If, on the other hand, you need to archive all the chats, including those of the groups, press the three dots icon, at the top right, select the Settings option from the menu that opens and choose the Chat item . In the new screen that appears, press on the Chat history option and select the item Archive all chats .
If you change your mind, you can retrieve the chats of your interest at any time. All you have to do is press on the Archived option visible at the bottom of the Chat screen , make a long tap on the chat of your interest and press on the Extract from archive option (the arrow icon pointing up ).
If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to archive WhatsApp chat on iPhone , take your “iPhone by”, start the app in question and access the Chat section . Now, make a long tap on the chat (even on group chats) of your interest and, in the new screen displayed, select the Archive option . Alternatively, you can also swipe left on the chat to archive and choose the Archive item .
To archive multiple chats at the same time, click on the Edit option , at the top left, put the check mark next to the chats to archive and select the Archive item . If, on the other hand, you want to archive all available chats, click on the Settings item located in the bottom menu, choose the Chat option and tap on the Archive all chats item . To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to archive conversations in WhatsApp.
To view the chats archived and retrieve those of your interest, access the Chat section again , swipe from top to bottom and press on the archived Chat option that appears at the top. Now, do a long tap or swipe to the left on the chat to be recovered and select the Extract option . Simple, right?
The procedure for archiving a WhatsApp chat from a computer is almost identical both using the application for Windows 10 or macOS and accessing WhatsApp Web , the online version of the famous messaging service.
To archive a single chat or a group chat, press the icon of the down arrow relative to the chat of your interest (or right-click on it) and select the Archive chat option from the menu that opens.
To view the archived chats, then press the icon of the three dots (if you use a Mac on the icon of the arrow pointing downwards ) located at the top, near your photo , and select the item Archived .
If you want to retrieve a previously archived chat, press the down arrow icon relating to the chat in question, choose the Extract chat from archive option and that’s it. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to see chats archived on WhatsApp.
How to archive Messenger chat
Would you like to archive Messenger chats ? Nothing could be simpler: all you have to do is select the conversation of your interest and choose the Archive on Android or Hide on iPhone and computer option. In the next lines, you will find everything explained in detail.
Da Android e iPhone
To archive a Messenger chat , start the app in question for Android or iPhone / iPad devices , select the Chat option in the bottom menu and make a long tap on the chat you want to archive. Then press the ☰ button and select the Archive option (on iPhone it’s Hide ) from the menu that opens.
Unlike other messaging applications, it will be useful to know that in Messenger it is not possible to view archived conversations. All you can do is search for the chat you previously archived by writing the name of the people involved in them in the Search field at the top.
If you wish, by sending a new message, you can “move” the archived chats in the Chat section of Messenger again. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to see the chats archived on Messenger.
The procedure for archiving a Messenger chat from a computer is almost identical to what I indicated in the lines dedicated to mobile devices. All you have to do is select the chat of your interest and choose the option to hide the conversation.
To proceed, connected to the main Facebook page , log in to your account and select the Messenger item from the sidebar on the left. Alternatively, connect to the official Messenger site and click on the Continue button as your name , if you are already logged in to Facebook, or enter your account data in the Email or phone number and Password fields , if you have not yet logged in. ‘access.
At this point, press the three dots icon relating to the chat to be archived and select the Hide option from the menu that opens. If, on the other hand, you are using the Facebook application for Windows 10 , right-click on the conversation of your interest and choose the Hide conversation item to hide it.
How to archive Instagram chats
How do you say? Would you like to archive chats on Instagram ? In this case, you should know that on the famous photo social network it is possible to archive photos and stories but it is not yet allowed to do so for received messages. However, you can move the chats of your interest to the General folder and use it as an archive. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!
Da Android e iPhone
All you have to do to move an Instagram conversation to the General folder of your account is to start the social network app for Android or iPhone devices , press the paper airplane icon , to access the Direct section , and select the chat that you would like to archive.
Now, tap on the button (i) , at the top right, locate the Move item in general and press the relative Move button , to move the selected chat in the General section . To view all the conversations that you have moved to the folder in question, go back to the Direct section and select the General tab .
At this point, if you want to move a chat again, all you have to do is press the (i) button and tap the Move item relating to the Move to Main option .
To move a message from the Main folder to the General folder of your Instagram account from your computer, connect to the main page of the social network or start the application for Windows 10 and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account. Then enter your access data in the Telephone number, username or email and Password fields and click on the Login button to log in.
Now, click on the paper airplane icon (above), to access the Direct section , make sure the Main tab is selected and press on the chat you want to move. In the new screen that appears, click on the (i) button , locate the item Move in general and press the Move button , to move the message in question to the General folder .
In case of second thoughts, access the General section and repeat the procedure described above, to move the messages of your interest to the Main folder of your Instagram account.