Steps to mute Archived Chats on Whatsapp
Here are the main steps to follow that helps you enable the new feature:
- Scroll down to the very end of the conversation list and click on the “Archived Chats” section.
- Next, tap on the vertical three dots menu at the top-right corner, and select the “Archive settings” option. Now, you will see a new toggle that says, “Keep chats archived.” Toggle it on, and you’re done!
- Impressively, WhatsApp now keeps the archived chats section at the top of the home page when you have permitted the toggle. However, you will find it at its usual spot below all your conversations when you disable it.
If you’re wondering how you will know if a contact in the archived chat has texted you, worry not, as Whatsapp has also added a thoughtful new chats indicator that allows you to keep track of unread chats. To clear it up, it refers to the total number of unread messages and not new unread chats from the same person. In simple words, WhatsApp will only show users a ‘1’ indicator even if the same person has sent multiple messages.