How To Hide Chats In Messenger

Your Quick Answer:

To hide chats on Messenger, you can either archive them by clicking on the Archive or ignore them by clicking on the Ignore messages option.

When you archive a chat, it is removed from the main list of chats and is taken to the Archived chats section. However, after you ignore any chat, it gets added to the Spam section of Messenger.

Archiving of chats can be done both from the Messenger application or from the Facebook desktop.

On Messenger, you can archive it by clicking on Archive but on Facebook desktop, you’ll need to click on Move to Done to archive it.

To ignore a chat, you’ll need to click on Ignore messages on both the Messenger app and Facebook desktop to ignore it and will get added to the Spam section of Messenger.

You can unhide your hidden chats too. The archived chats can be unhidden by clicking on the Unarchive button.

To unhide chats from the Spam section, you’ll need to reply to it and it will be unhidden immediately.

What are the Ways to Hide Chats on Messenger:

◘ On Messenger, you can hide the chats of the users that you don’t want to see in your inbox.

◘ The two ways to hide chats on Messenger are by archiving them or ignoring the chats.

 ◘ These two options are directly provided to you by Messenger to hide the chats from the inbox.

◘ In the case of archiving chats, you’ll still be notified if you receive any messages from the users whom you’ve archived and the chat would be automatically brought to the main inbox.

◘ However, in the case of Ignoring messages, the chat doesn’t come back to the main inbox if any new messages are received, rather, it stays in the Spam section of Messenger.

◘ If you want to read and reply to the messages, you can do it by heading over to the Spam section of Messenger.

How To Hide Chats In Messenger:

There are several ways that you can try to hide messages on Facebook Messenger:

1. By Archiving Messages

By archiving messages, you can hide the chat of as many users as you want on Messenger. Archiving a particular chat separates that particular chat from the main inbox and takes it to the Archived chats section.

As soon as you receive any new messages from the users whom you’ve archived on Messenger, the chat would automatically come back to the main inbox and you’ll be notified about the message sent by the archived user too.

🔯 On Mobile App:

Step 1: Open the Messenger application.

Step 2: Next, you’ll be able to see the main inbox.

Step 3: Click and hold the chat that you want to archive.

Click and hold

Step 4: You’ll be displayed with a few options.

Step 5: Click on Archive.

Click on Archive

The chat would be immediately hidden in the Archived chat section and will no longer appear in the main inbox.

🔯 Facebook Desktop:

On the Facebook desktop, you won’t find the Archive option separately, however, you can archive it by clicking on Move to done.

Below are the steps to Archive chats from the Facebook desktop:

Step 1: Open your Facebook account from a browser on your desktop.

Step 2: At the top right corner of the screen, you’ll be able to see the Messenger icon.

click on the Messenger icon

Step 3: Next, click on the Messenger icon and then you’ll be able to see the list of the chats.

Step 4: Click on the chat to open the chat window of the conversation that you want to archive.

Click on the chat

Step 5: Next, you’ll need to click on the arrow-type icon next to the profile name and you’ll be able to see a list of options.

you'll need to click on

Step 6: Then click on Archive chat to move the chat from the main inbox by archiving it.

Archived chat

2. By Ignoring Messages

Another way to hide your conversations or chats on Messenger is by ignoring the messages. When you ignore any chat, it is sent to the Spam section of the app and it won’t come back to the main inbox unless you bring it back. If you receive any messages from the users whose chats you’ve ignored, Messenger will not inform you about it via notifications. You can only get to read or know about it from the Spam section of the app.

🔴 Steps for Messenger App:

Step 1: Open the Messenger application.

Step 2: Next, as you see the list of chats, you’ll need to click on the chat that you want to hide and hold it for two seconds.

see the list of chats

Step 3: You’ll be able to see a few options being popped up on the screen.

Step 4: Click on the option Ignore messages.

Click on the option Ignore messages

Step 5: Next, confirm it by clicking on ‘IGNORE’ and it would be transferred to the Spam section of the Messenger app and will no longer appear in the main inbox of Messenger until you bring it back yourself.

clicking on Ignore

🔯 Facebook Desktop:

On the Facebook desktop, you can also Ignore Messages to hide them from your main inbox. It is moved to the Spam section of your Facebook account.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Here are the steps that you need to follow:

Step 1: Open your Facebook account using a browser on your laptop.

Step 2: Next, click on the Messenger icon that’s at the top right corner of the screen.

click on the Messenger icon

Step 3: You’ll be able to see the conversation or chat list.

 conversation or chat list

Step 4: Click and open the chat screen of the user whose chat you want to ignore.

Step 5: Next to the profile name, you’ll be able to find any arrow-type icon. Click on it.

Step 6: It will show up a few options. From there, click on Ignore messages.

click on Ignore messages

Step 7: Next, you’ll need to confirm it by clicking on the blue Ignore Messages box.

blue Ignore Messages box

How to Unhide Messages on Facebook Messenger:

There are some methods that you can try in order to unhide messages on Facebook Messenger:

1. By Unarchiving Messages

If you want to unhide conversations that you’ve previously hidden by archiving them, you’ll need to manually unarchive them to bring them back to the main inbox. However, when you receive any new messages from the archived user it automatically comes back to the main inbox.

Unarchiving chats is super easy. You can either click on the Unarchive option or you can just a send message to the user and the chat will be automatically unarchived and brought back to the main inbox.

🔯 For Messenger App:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Messenger application.

Step 2: Next, click on your profile picture icon and then click on Archived chats.

 click on Archived chats

Step 3: You’ll be able to see the list of the chats that you’ve previously hidden by archiving them.

Step 4: To unarchive any chat particular chat from the list, you’ll need to click and hold the chat for two seconds.

click and hold

Step 5: You’ll be able to see a few options, click on the Unarchive option and the chat will be immediately removed from the Archived chats section.

 click on the Unarchive option

🔯 For Facebook Desktop:

You can also unhide your hidden chats from the desktop version of Facebook too. Below you’ll be able to find the steps to Unarchive chats from the desktop version of Facebook.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Facebook on Chrome or any other browser using your PC.

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to click on the Messenger icon.

click-on-the-Messenger-icon

Step 3: Then click on See all in Messenger.

Click on the chat

Step 4: Next, tap on three-dots icon.

you'll be able to see

Step 5: Click and open the chat window of the conversation that you want to Unarchive.

Step 6: Next, click on the arrow icon next to the profile name. It will show up few options.

click on the arrow icon

Step 7: Click on Unarchive chat and the chat would be unarchived immediately to be brought back to the main inbox.

Click on Unarchive

2. Find from Spam Section & Reply

Whenever you ignore messages, you’ll be able to find them in the Spam section of Messenger. To unhide chats from the Spam section and bring them to the main inbox, you’ll need to reply to the conversation. After you reply to a conversation that is in the Spam section, it will be automatically transferred to the main inbox and will no longer be hidden or kept in the Spam section.

🔯 For Messenger App:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Messenger application.

Step 2: Next, click on the profile picture icon.

profile picture icon

Step 3: Then click on Message requests from the list of options.

click on Message requests

Step 4: You’ll be able to see the option Spam. Click on it.

option Spam Click on it

Step 5: In the Spam section, you’ll see the list of ignored chats.

Step 6: Click and open the chat window of the conversation which you want to unhide and then type and send a reply to the user.

Step 7: You’ll find that after the reply is sent, the chat will no longer be there in the Spam section, but will be automatically transferred to the main inbox.

🔯 For Facebook Desktop:

You can unhide the chats that you’ve hidden earlier by ignoring them. It can be done from the Facebook desktop too.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Below here, you’ll be able to see the steps to unhide the ignored messages:

Step 1: Open the desktop version of Facebook.

Step 2: Click on the Messenger icon that’s at the top right corner of the screen.

click-on-the-Messenger-icon

Step 3: Next, click on See all in Messenger.

Click on the chat

Step 4: Tap on the three-dots icon>Message requests and you’ll be able to see the list of ignored messages.

you able to see
 see the list of

Step 5: Click on the one that you want to unhide, then send a message as a reply.

 Click on the one

Step 6: The conversation will be immediately unhidden and will be added to the main list of chats.

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