How to hide a contact on WhatsApp

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How to hide a contact on WhatsApp
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  • WhatsApp allows you to hide and unhide specific contacts on the app.
  • You may want to hide contacts of someone you no longer wish to speak with or someone whose contact you don’t want others to see.
  • Here’s how you can hide a contact on WhatsApp.
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in India and is something that is found on almost every smartphone. The app has made our lives easier as connecting with your friends and family has become very easy.

There are times when you no longer wish to chat with a contact and you may not even like seeing their name when you open WhatsApp. To solve this, one of the easiest things to do is to delete the contact. However, if you don’t want to delete the contact and are simply looking to remove their name from WhatsApp’s home screen, you can follow the steps below.

How to hide a contact on WhatsApp


  • To begin, open WhatsApp on your phone.
  • Now, scroll and find the chat of the contact that you wish to hide.
  • Tap and hold the chat.
  • Now, click on the archive button at the top right corner.
With this, the chat will be archived and it will only show up if they send you a message.

How to unhide a contact in WhatsApp


Here’s what you need to do to unhide a contact in WhatsApp.

  • Open the app on your phone.
  • Scroll down on the homepage till you see the ‘Archived’ section.
  • Now, click on it.
  • Find the chat that you wish to unhide.
  • Tap and hold the chat.
  • Now, click on the unarchive button in the top right corner.
With this method, while the contact is removed from the app’s home screen, it will still show up if you receive a message from them. If you wish to permanently block someone, you can follow the below steps –

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How to block a contact on WhatsApp


  • Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  • Search the contact that you want to block.
  • Now, click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner.
  • Now, click on “Block”.
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