How to mute Archived Chats on Whatsapp

WhatsApp is widely known for its multiple tools and features that allow you to organize chats. For example, by archiving chats, you choose to hide chats or groups. Apart from this, the mute and pin options help you prioritize your chat boxes. Most importantly, WhatsApp has started testing a new adjuster that now lets you keep archived chats in the archive section when you get a new message.

For the uninitiated, WhatsApp ensures to push the chats out of the archive section for new messages even if you’ve muted the contact. It’s incredibly infuriating as it beats the goal of archiving a chat. Thus, moving ahead, it will no longer be the case when you get a new notification for an archived chat.

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.

Mute All Notifications for Archived Chats on WhatsApp


Nevertheless, keep in mind that it’s a progressive rollout, and you might not definitely have this feature even if you’re on the same build. However, given that WhatsApp has started testing the feature with beta users, it won’t take much longer until it rolls out to all users.

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