How to Remove WhatsApp Archived Box from the Top

Written by Thirumalraj

You can archive chats on WhatsApp. The archived conversations stay in the Archived box till you unarchive them manually.

The Archived box stays on top of the other chats in the Chats tab. And beside it, you can see a number representing the total number of archived conversations with unread messages.

It is the default. This guide is for you if you don’t want that box appearing on the top of the Chats tab.

If you follow the below steps, the following will happen:

  • On Android, you move that box to the bottom of the chats in the Chats tab. On iPhone, WhatsApp will remove the box.
  • Archived conversations get unarchived automatically if you send a message from them or if they receive a message.
  • On Android, following the steps below, you can see a number beside the Archived box, representing the number of archived conversations.

I use an Android phone and iPhone. Let’s see the steps.

Remove Archived Box from Top on WhatsApp (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp app. Select Settings from the bottom, and then Chats.

You can find “Keep Chats Archived” between Export Chat and Move Chats to Android. Switch it off.

Note: To revert, turn it on.

Here’s an alternative way to see the option mentioned above:

Hit the Archived box in the Chats tab. Hit the Edit at the top right.

Select Edit Archive Settings, and you can see the option.

Move Archived Box from Top to Bottom on WhatsApp (Android)

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and hit the three vertical dots right below.

Select Settings beneath Payments.

Hit Chats between Account and Notifications.

In the Archived chats section, you can see the Keep chats archived option. You can find this one between Font size and App Language.

Please turn it off, and that’s all.

To revert, you need to turn it on.

Here’s an alternative way to get to the option mentioned above:

Hit the Archived box in the Chats tab. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select Archive settings. Now you can see the option.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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