How to delete/hide contact from Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp
Follow this tutorial if you want to hide a specific contact or group from Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp. It is a new screen which was introduced recently with the support to forward WhatsApp messages to multiple chats at once.
At TechUntold, we have written a few posts answering queries of our readers apart from the resolutions we provide in comments and Social media private messages. This post is a result of a query from Marianne which was asked in the comment section of hide chat in WhatsApp article. So let us go ahead and look at how to hide specific contact/group from the new screen.
Hide Contact from Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp
Let me be honest, this screen has been very useful in saving time while forwarding messages. But, similar to Marianne there may be more who would like to hide specific contacts/groups from the screen.
The contacts/groups shown in Frequently Contacted section are calculated from the highest number of messages from a particular contact in WhatsApp. So, the top 5 contacts/groups with the highest number of messages appear on the screen which appears when forwarding WhatsApp messages.
Recent Chats section shows the most recent contacts/groups with whom you had a conversation. Please note that following the method below will only hide contacts from Frequently Contacted section. For Recent Chats section, the contacts will be pushed down the list but not deleted or hidden.
Now, in order to delete or hide specific contacts from the screen, you will have to delete the chat of those specific contacts. Follow the steps below to delete a chat on WhatsApp.
Hide Specific Contact
1. Open WhatsApp and swipe towards left on the name of the contact whom you want to hide. Select More.
2. Select Delete Chat from the list of options.
Delete particular group from Frequently contacted section
As there is no Delete Chat option for a group so to hide a group you will have to use Clear Chat option. You can also use it to hide a contact as well. There are a few more steps involved in this case as given below.
1. After selecting Clear Chat for the desired conversation of group/contact select Settings tab at the bottom right.
2. Under Settings select Account.
3. Now select Storage Usage.
4. Finally, tap on reload/refresh circular icon at the top right corner.
This will refresh all the chats and reduce the messages for the chat you just cleared. With this, the group or contact will be hidden from Frequently contacted section.
The steps are same for contact and group for Android. All you need to do is Clear Chat and bingo the conversation will be hidden.
1. Open the chat of the contact/group you wish to hide. Tap on the 3 dots at the top right.
2. Select Clear Chat.
We wish that this little WhatsApp trick helped you to hide particular contact from Frequently Contacted section on WhatsApp for iOS and Android. Like Marianne, you too can submit your queries to us and we will try to solve them in the best possible way.
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