How To Hide Conversations On Snapchat

Your Quick Answer: 

  1. To hide someone without blocking, clear his chats from your feed and remove him from your friend list.
  2. To archive, someone from the story settings mute his story and clear his messages from the chat feed.
  3. You can not hide a conversation with someone on Snapchat directly, but by changing the chat settings to After Viewing and blocking the person, you can hide it.
  4. Open your Profile, go to the chat section, tap and hold any of your friends’ chat and from the Chat Settings, change it to After Viewing.
  5. To block a person, open your friend’s Profile, tap the Three dots and from the Manage Friendship section, Block him. You can later unblock him and chat with him again.
  6. To unhide conversation, save the messages they sent and unblock and start chatting with him if you blocked him.

Can you Hide Conversations On Snapchat?

Snapchat has no feature that will provide you with the facility to hide conversations. You have to do some tricks to hide conversations after setting the chat settings to After Viewing. If you do so, all the chats you have done with the person will be automatically deleted after you view the message.

You can also go with the blocking feature of Snapchat. If you block a person on Snapchat, all of your chats will be deleted, and the person will be removed from your chat list immediately. These are the two ways you can hide a conversation with someone on Snapchat.

How To Hide Conversations On Snapchat:

Follow the below methods to do this:

1. Set to Delete After Viewing:

If you set up your Snapchat chat settings with your friend After Viewing, all the messages you have sent and they have sent will be deleted from the chats (if you have not saved the chat). It is also a good way to hide conversation with your friends. Now to turn on the After Viewing option:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application, log in to your account, and enter your Snapchat Home screen. 

Step 2: Then click on your Profile picture and go to your Profile, then scroll the page downwards and go to the ‘My Friends’ section. 

Click on profile icon
Click on My Profile1

Step 3: Then tap on any of your friends’ names, and you will be redirected to the chats section, or you can swipe right on your Snapchat home screen. In this case, you will also be redirected to the Chat screen.

Click on people

Step 4: Now, you can see the ‘After Viewing’ option on the individual Chat screen. You have to enable it, so click on the option (if you are going to chat with the person for the first time). 

Click on After Viewing

If you already have a conversation with the person, open his chat, tap on his Profile name, and select the Three dots. Then tap ‘Delete Chats…’ and set it as ‘After Viewing’. 

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2. Blocking the Person:

To hide a conversation with someone on Snapchat, blocking them is also a good option to do. If you block the person, he will instantly be removed from your Chat list and My Friends list. So they will be hidden from the list. You can later unblock him, add him as your friend, and can start chatting again. Now to do the first thing means to block the person:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Launch the app, enter your credentials, log in to your Snapchat account, and enter the Snapchat Home Screen.

Step 2: Tap on your Profile avatar from the top left corner and go to the My Friends section. 

Click on profile icon
Click on My Profile1

Step 3: Select and tap on that friend’s name whom you want to block and open his chat.

Click on people

Step 4: Now tap on his name, enter his Profile, select the Three dots option from the top right corner, and select Manage Friendship. 

Click on profile
Click three dot icon
Click manage friendship

Step 5: Then tap Block, and again tap Block to confirm it.

Click on Block

( From the My Friends section, if you hold their name, you will also get the Manage Friendship option. )

🏷 Now to unblock the person: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open your Profile page, and tap on the Settings icon from the top right corner. 

Settings icon

Step 2: Here go to the bottom of the page, and there you can see the option Blocked.

Click on Blocked

Step 3: Open the section and tap the ‘×’ icon next to the person’s name to unblock him. 

Click on cross icon

Step 4: Now search for his name on Snapchat, add him as your friend, and you can start chatting again.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to Unhide a Conversation on Snapchat?

To Unhide a conversation on Snapchat, if you block the person to hide the conversation, then unblock him, add him as your friend and start chatting again, and if you set the chat settings as ‘After Viewing’, then change it to ’24 Hours after Viewing’ and save the chats that they have sent by this way you can unhide conversation with someone.

2. How to Hide Someone on Snapchat without Blocking?

To hide someone on Snapchat without blocking him, you can do two things: remove the friend from the chat list and remove him from the friend list.

To remove him from the chat list, open the Chat section on Snapchat and this person’s chat, tap on his Profile, tap the Three dots and select Chat Settings, then tap the ‘Clear from Chat Feed’ option. To remove him from the Friends list, go to the My Friends section and tap and hold on the person’s name and from the Manage Friendship section, select ‘Remove Friend’.

3. How to Archive Someone on Snapchat?

Snapchat does not have the Archive option on its server, so you can not directly archive a friend on Snapchat. But using some trick, you can do it, as a user can not get any notification or can not see any story of a person who is in the archive list.

So what you can do is go to your Profile from the top left corner, then select My Friends. After opening this section, you can see the list of your friends there. Now identify the person whom you want to archive, tap and hold on his profile name, and a pop-up will come:

  • Tap Story Settings, keep the Story Notifications turned off, and turn on the Mute Story option. After that, you will not be able to see his story further.
  • Also, tap Chat Settings from the pop-up options and select Clear from Chat Feed. It will clear that person’s name from your chat list. 

Using these two tricks, you can archive this person from Snapchat.

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