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How to hide a conversation on Messenger

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Messenger is one of the messaging services you most prefer to use. Thanks to it, in fact, you have the opportunity to maintain contact with relatives, friends and acquaintances who are registered on Facebook, reducing, at least ideally, the distance that physically separates you from many of them.

Since you use Messenger regularly, you’d like to archive some chats to do some cleaning within the app, but you don’t know how to proceed. Well, don’t worry: completing this operation is really simple and I’ll show you in the next paragraphs. As a final result, the conversations you decide to archive will be hidden from the screen where the most recent chats are present, making everything more “orderly” but keeping the possibility of going to retrieve the hidden messages at any time.

So, you are ready to get down to business and find out in more detail how to hide a conversation on Messenger? Yup? Well: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!

How to hide a conversation on Messenger for Android

If you wish hide a Messenger conversation from Android, all you have to do is start the official app of the service on your device, identify the chat of your interest and then call up the function that allows you to archive it.

To proceed, therefore, start theMessenger app for android and, in case you haven’t already, log into your account. Then tap on the icon of speech bubble located at the bottom left, locate the conversation you intend to hide, keep your finger pressed on it and tap the button (≡) in the menu that opens.

Finally, select the item Archive from the box that appears in the center of the screen and that’s it: the chat will be archived and hidden from the main Messenger screen.

In case of second thoughts, to restore the archived chat, tap on the i icon two men at the bottom, select the first name of the person to whom the chat you have archived corresponds and, after viewing the history of messages in it, send a new message to return to viewing the conversation on the main Messenger screen.

If instead of hiding a chat you want to delete it, I remind you that you can use the function that allows you to permanently delete the chats for this purpose. I told you about it in depth in this other guide.

How to hide a conversation on Messenger for iPhone

how to hide a conversation on Messenger

If you want to hide one or more chats on Messenger by acting from a iPhone, know that you can succeed in your intent by practically following the same steps that I indicated in the previous chapter, dedicated to Android devices.

To proceed, therefore, start theMessenger app for iOS, log in to your account (if necessary), tap on the symbol of speech bubble located at the bottom left and identify the chat of your interest. Then keep your finger pressed on it, tap on the icon of dustbin in the menu that opens and, finally, select the item first Hide the chat and then OK. If all went well, the chat should no longer appear on the main Messenger screen.

In case of second thoughts, to restore the chat archived on Messenger, tap the i symbol two men located at the bottom of the screen, select the first name of the person to whom the chat you have decided to hide corresponds and sends a new message to return to viewing the conversation on the main screen of the application.

Instead of hiding a chat, do you want to delete it? Know that Messenger integrates an ad hoc function that can be useful for this purpose: if you remember, I have already told you about it in this other guide of mine.

How to hide a conversation on Messenger from PC

Do you want to hide a conversation on Messenger by acting on the computer, maybe because at the moment you don’t have your smartphone or tablet at hand? Know that there is no problem, you can also proceed in various ways: from Facebook, from the Web version of Messenger or from the Messenger application for Windows 10. Find everything explained below.

Facebook

how to hide a chat on Messenger

If you want to proceed directly from Facebook, linked to the main page of the social network from the browser you usually use to surf the Internet and log into your account (if you haven’t already). Then click on the icon of speech bubble located at the top right (in the blue bar) and click on the item See them all on Messenger at the bottom of the drop-down menu that opens.

At this point, locate the conversation you want to hide from the left sidebar, move the mouse cursor over it, click on thegear that appears and then selects the item Archive from the menu that is proposed to you.

In case of second thoughts, to restore the chat archived on Messenger, click on thegear located at the top left, select the item Archived conversations from the menu that opens, click on the conversation you want to restore and send a message in it to display it again on the main Messenger screen.

If you do not want to hide a chat, but to delete it permanently, you can do it through the special function I told you about in this other guide of mine.

Messenger.com

how to hide a conversation on Messenger

If you prefer to proceed from Web version of Messenger, linked to the service login page and, if necessary, log in to your account. At this point, locate the conversation you want to hide from the left sidebar, move the mouse cursor over it and click on thegear that appears on the screen. Finally, select the item Archive from the menu that opens.

If you want to restore the chat archived on Messenger, click on thegear at the top left, select the item Archived conversations from the menu that opens, click on the conversation you want to restore and send a message in it, in order to display it again on the main Messenger screen.

In case you want to permanently delete a chat instead of archiving it, know that there is an ad hoc function that allows you to do this, as I have shown you in this other guide of mine.

Messenger for Windows 10

how to hide a chat on Messenger

Use theMessenger application for Windows 10? If you want, you can hide the chats also using the latter. To do this, start the application in question and, if necessary, log into your account.

At this point, select the tab Home located at the bottom left, right click on the chat of your interest and select the items More> Archive from the menu that opens. When finished, you shouldn’t see the chat in question on the main Messenger screen.

If you have second thoughts, to restore the conversation you archived, click on the tab People located below, type in search bar placed at the top of the first name of the person corresponding to the chat you want to restore, click their nominative and sends a new message to the user in question.

In the event that you decide to permanently delete a chat, you can use the appropriate function for this purpose that allows you to do this, as I have already explained to you in this other guide of mine.