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Vacation mode in WhatsApp: how to silence archived chats forever

2021-07-29T12:26:46.553Z

The messaging platform enabled the function in its versions for Android and Apple iOS. 07/29/2021 9:14 AM Clarín.com Technology Updated 07/29/2021 9:14 AM WhatsApp began to roll out new settings for archived chats, a function that allows you to hide and silence conversations with a person or with a group from the main list, and which was initially linked to the so-called "vacation mode . " From the last update on Android and Apple iOS, the company began to introduce this new sect



07/29/2021 9:14 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 07/29/2021 9:14 AM

WhatsApp

began to roll out new settings for archived chats, a function that allows you to

hide and

silence conversations

with a person or with a group from the main list, and which was initially linked to the

so-called "vacation mode

.

"

From the last update on Android and Apple iOS, the company began to introduce this new section, the 'Archived' folder, on the Chats page, in which you can save those conversations that you do not want to have visible in the list principal.

With it the user can

prioritize conversations

and avoid interruptions of those that are less important

, since it also deactivates notifications.

The company explained that the chats archived by the user will

be kept in this folder when they receive new messages

, that is, they will not jump to the main chats list, an option available with the new settings that it enabled to accompany the function.

WhatsApp began to release the function to archive conversations, both individual and group.

Archived chats will remain so saved until the user decides to

manually unarchive the conversation

, and only then can they return to the main conversation list.

How to archive an individual or group chat

  • Right from the CHATS tab, the user must press the conversation to hide.


  • Then, at the top of the screen, you must press "Archived".


  • View individual or group chats that are archived

  • From the WhatsApp settings (the icon with the three dots) you must click on the upper part of the screen "CHATS".

  • Touch "Archived."


  • Unarchive an individual or group chat

  • Scroll to the top of the "CHATS" screen.

  • Touch "Archived."


  • Press and hold the individual or group chat that you want to unarchive.


  • At the top of the screen, tap Unarchive.


  • Alternative archive settings

    To change the default settings so that archived chats are unarchived when you receive new messages and remove the Archived section from the top of your chat list, just follow these simple steps:

  • Again from the CHATS tab, tap the more options icon> Settings.

  • Touch Chats.


  • Turn off Keep chats archived.


  • When deciding to archive a certain conversation, certain limitations must be taken into account.

    For example, this feature

    does not delete chat or save a backup of it

    to your SD card.

    When the user receives a new message in an archived chat, either individual or group, it

    is automatically unarchived

    and appears again in your chat list.

    Also, you won't receive notifications for archived chats unless

    someone makes a mention

    or replies to a message.

    Chat migration

    It was one of the functions most demanded by users.

    Photo: Reuters

    Without strident ads, Google has just uploaded the so-called Data Restore Tool to its Play Store, as a standalone application, which will allow you to

    transfer your WhatsApp history from an iPhone to an Android phone or vice versa

    .

    This software that, in the event of theft or failure, restores the saved information - it is already installed by default on some phones with Android 10 operating system - is activated the moment the user

    configures a new device and allows you to send files, photos or videos from another old one

    .

    An improved version - although not suitable as an update - has been available for a few days as an independent application in the Play Store.

    In the event that the operating system fails, any user can perform a data migration between devices

    via cable or a cloud storage service

    to recover what was lost.

    SL

    Look also

    WhatsApp hired Messi to promote video calls

    How to migrate WhatsApp chats between Android and iOS

    Source: clarin

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