How To Hide WhatsApp Messages Without Deleting Them

Are you looking for a way to keep your WhatsApp messages private without permanently deleting them?

In this article we’re going to look at how you can hide your WhatsApp messages from other people’s eyes, and the process is pretty simple. Here’s all you need to know about hiding WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp Privacy Settings: How to Enable Private Conversations

When it comes to your privacy, WhatsApp is an incredibly secure messaging platform.

It offers many features for ensuring that your conversations remain private and secure.

By enabling the ‘Private Conversation’ feature on their app, users can have peace of mind knowing that their chats are kept safe from prying eyes.

Enabling Private Conversations

The process of enabling private conversations is simple and straightforward.

To begin with, open up the WhatsApp app and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of your screen to access Settings.

Then select ‘Account’ followed by ‘Privacy’ in order to view all available options related to how you want to share data with other people or apps.

Scroll down until you find the ‘Private Conversation’ option – when enabled this will ensure no one else except for you has access to any messages sent via this platform.

Once selected, a new pop-up window will appear asking if you would like further information about what exactly this setting does.

Selecting ‘Yes’ will give a detailed overview of how exactly Private Conversation works; while selecting ‘No’ takes you directly into turning on Private Conversations on WhatsApp.

What Information Is Kept Secure?

By enabling Private Conversations only those who are part of the chat will be able to view its content – meaning nobody outside of it can see any details such as images or videos shared via messenger within it.

Additionally, all messages sent through these types of chats also become encrypted, which makes them even more difficult for anyone else besides participants involved to read the message.

Any files associated with these types chats (e.g. WhatsApp videos, audio recordings and GIFs) also benefit from increased security, so that they cannot be accessed without proper authorization from both parties involved first.

Tips for Keeping Your Messages Secure on WhatsApp

Encrypt Your Messages

WhatsApp offers a secure way to communicate with friends and family, but there are still steps you can take to make sure your messages stay even more secure.

One of the best ways is to enable end-to-end encryption. This means that only you and the person you’re communicating with have access to your messages – not even WhatsApp itself has access.

To turn on this feature, open up WhatsApp and go into Settings > Chats > Chat Encryption then tap “Enable” when prompted.

Avoid Sharing Sensitive Information

It’s important to be mindful about what kind of information you share through WhatsApp or any other messaging app for that matter.

Even with end-to-end encryption enabled, it’s still possible for someone else (such as a hacker) to intercept your messages if they know how.

So, avoid sharing sensitive data like passwords or credit card numbers via text message whenever possible.

Keep Your App Updated

In addition to encrypting your messages, it’s also important that you keep WhatsApp up-to-date at all times.

The developers regularly roll out new updates which contain bug fixes and security patches – so make sure these updates get installed as soon as they become available.

This can help to ensure maximum protection from potential hackers or malware attacks. Make sure to set automatic updates as on to keep your app updating regularly.

Managing WhatsApp Chat Histories

1. Backing Up Your Conversations

The modern age is one of endless communication and connectivity, with the popular software platform WhatsApp being at the forefront of this trend.

However, it can be all too easy to lose important conversations due to data corruption or other mishaps – making it essential for users to back up their chat histories regularly.

Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can take in order to ensure your chats remain safe and secure:

  • First off, make sure that you have iCloud Drive activated on your device.
  • Once active, open WhatsApp and select ‘Settings’ from the bottom menu bar.
  • From here, select ‘Chats’ then ‘Chat Backup’ – ensuring that ‘Back Up Now’ is greyed out.

This will mean that all chat history will be backed up automatically onto iCloud whenever an internet connection is available.

2. Restoring Previous Chats

Restoring old conversations couldn’t be simpler; once again start by heading into ‘Settings’ via the bottom toolbar menu followed by selecting ‘Chats’.

Then choose ‘Chat Backup’, before selecting either iCloud or Google Drive depending on which service was used during set up previously mentioned above.

Finally hit restore chat history. Bear in mind however that only backups taken within 30 days prior can be restored, but it’s a good way to recover recent chats.

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By day he's an engineer and by night (well, evening or very early morning but night sounds way cooler) Alex runs the Apps UK ship. He has a keen interest in language, fitness & especially social media - he is always on the lookout for the next hot platform.

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