We all know that WhatsApp is a must use social messenger, that is, if you currently have a device that supports it. WhatsApp has over 1.3 billion active users in the world who use it everyday. WhatsApp users send around 55 – 56 billion chat messages on the platform, including a billion videos and 4.5 million pictures.
Most people who use WhatsApp like their privacy, this is known only to them. But who doesn’t like his/her privacy, when your friends can just pop up from nowhere, pick up your unlocked phone, go straight to your WhatsApp and read your messages. Isn’t that kind of absurd? For some, it is sporadic.
However, most WhatsApp users don’t have the idea that they can hide their chats as well as their chat messages on WhatsApp. It doesn’t harm your device or make you lose your chat messages. In fact, it helps you hide them from those who don’t mind their business. You don’t need internet connection for this, only an active WhatsApp.
How to hide WhatsApp chats and messages
Launch your WhatsApp Messenger.
Select any number/name that appears under your WhatsApp CHATS tab.
Tap and hold on the number/name.
Click the three dots at the top corner.
From the list of available options, tap Hide.
The app will ask you to set a secret question and answer that only few might know.
You will be asked to create a pattern, draw one. Make sure you draw one that you can remember.
You will get a “Done” notification.
That’s how you can hide a chat on WhatsApp, you will no longer see it on your WhatsApp default screen. If it happens to be a contact, you won’t see the number on your WhatsApp contact list. Now, the question is, how can I access the hidden chats?
On your WhatsApp default screen, look for where it is written, WhatsApp. It is mostly at the top corner. Tap it.
I hope you remember the pattern you set for the hidden WhatsApp chat? If yes, draw it. If no, tap Forgot pattern? Enter your security answer, if it happens to be correct, you will be asked to create a new pattern. If it happens to be wrong, then you have to clear the app data.
After entering the correct pattern, then you are clear to send and chat privately.
The best part about this is that you get to receive message notifications from the hidden WhatsApp chat, but only you can read it.