Three ways to HIDE secret WhatsApp chats you don’t want anyone to know about

It can be difficult to keep secrets on WhatsApp from prying eyes.

Maybe you have something sensitive you don’t want anyone to know about.

Avoid snoopers once and for all


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Or a surprise party that you want to keep secret.

Whatever your reason, there are some simple tricks that will help you keep your WhatsApp messages private from friends and family.

Here’s how.

Block individual chats

WhatsApp not only allows you to block WhatsApp itself, but also individual chats.

That means if someone tries to open a locked chat, they have to use Face ID or enter your passcode.

Of course, for this to work, the person doesn’t need to know your phone’s passcode.

You can set up a blocked chat by opening the conversation you want to protect and tapping the person’s name at the top.

Seek chat lock.

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And turn around Block this chat with Face ID At.

It will then appear in a secret menu – drag it down to reveal it Blocked Chats.

Archive chats

If blocked chats seem a bit suspicious to you, you can try archiving the conversation.

This doesn’t ban it – but it’s a place that a lot of people don’t think to check.

To archive a chat, press and hold it.

Beat archive from the menu.

secret groups

If you’re throwing a surprise party, think carefully about how you’ll title the group you’re putting together.

Call it something they wouldn’t suspect, like a boring work topic.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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