How to hide conversations on Messenger

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Lluis Enric Mayans
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How to hide conversations on Messenger. When you connect to Facebook with your iPhone or Android smartphone, you usually don't enter a password because the account is already logged in, which is why you should hide conversations on Messenger.

Since anyone could spy on you without knowing it by picking up the phone, protecting your messages and communicating secrets with the most important contacts, I suggest that you hide the conversations on Messenger using the archiving mechanism (Archive).

Let's take a look.

How to hide conversations on Messenger - Complete guide for iPhone and Android

Requirements and specifications

we recommend updating Facebook Messenger to the latest version available on the App Store or Google Play

likewise, you can also hide groups

Hide conversations on Messenger: use the Facebook archive with Android

apri  Messenger and choose the chat that should disappear

Press and hold your finger on the conversation to view a variety of options

Press on the command Archive to move the chat to the Facebook archive


Hiding Messenger Conversations: Using Facebook Archive with iPhone

apri Facebook Messenger and choose the conversation to hide

Make slide swipe from right to left to unlock the options and then click Other

An interactive menu will appear. Tap on Archive to archive the chat.



  • After the scrolling movement, to insert the chat in the archive on iOS it is also possible to press on Delete and then on Archive conversation

As you can see, to hide conversations on Messenger you just have to archive them. After that, the system automatically moves the active chat to a hidden section not accessible from the mobile.

It may seem strange to you, but with this trick, you will prevent many people from spying on you, because even if they have access to your account, they will never be able to discover the hidden conversations in the archive until they use a PC.

Alternatively, to protect your privacy you could also decide to hide Facebook Messenger in certain situations.

Further Reading:

  • How to disable Facebook Messenger
  • How to hide WhatsApp chats on Android and iPhone
  • How to send disappearing messages on Facebook Messenger
  • How to see chats archived on Facebook Messenger
  • What to do when Facebook Messenger doesn't work

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