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How to Find Unread Messages on WhatsApp (iPhone and Android)

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WhatsApp’s unread filter lets you see only the chats with unread messages.

Let’s see how to use this filter on an Android phone, iPhone, Web, and Desktop.

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How to See Only Unread Messages on WhatsApp (iPhone)

If you’re using iPhone, follow the below steps:

  • Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and make sure you’re in the Chats tab.
  • Swipe down, and you can see the search box and the “Filter” icon beside it.
  • Hit the “Filter” icon, and that’s all.

You can now see all the chats with unread messages under the Filtered by Unread section.

Tap on the conversation you prefer to read the unread messages.

The Clear filter option, as the name indicates, is for clearing the filter. Alternatively, you can tap the same filter icon to do this task.

That’s it.

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Find Unread WhatsApp Messages (Android)

If you’re using Android, follow these steps:

Open the WhatsApp app and make sure you’re in the Chats tab.

Hit the Search icon at the top right.

You can see these: Unread, Photos, Videos, Links, GIFs, Audio, and documents.

Tap Unread, and that’s it.

You can view all the chats with the unread messages now. Tap on the one you prefer to read unread whatsApp messages.

Find Unread Messages on WhatsApp Desktop

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Desktop app.

You can see three horizontal dots at the top right in the left sidebar. Click on it.

Hover your mouse over the “Filter chats by” above “Starred messages,” and you can see these options:

  • Unread – this one only shows unread messages of the chats.
  • Contacts – this one shows conversations of the contacts only.
  • Non-contacts – this one shows the non-contacts conversations only.
  • Groups – this one shows the groups only.

Choose Unread, and that’s it.

Click on the conversation you prefer to read unread messages.

How to See Only Unread Messages on WhatsApp Web

Open the WhatsApp Web.

You can see the “Filter” icon beside the search box in the left sidebar.

Click on it, and you’ll see the chats with unread messages.

Click on the chat you prefer to read the unread messages.

The Clear filter option, as the name indicates, is for clearing the filter. Alternatively, you can hit the same filter icon to do this task.

That’s all.

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