How to Hide ChatGPT Conversations without deleting them

ChatGPT has now become a crucial application to have these days. Several of us have fun asking queries related to our personal lives and then ought to delete such chats. If you perform such tasks regularly and are looking for ways to hide these chats, you are in luck as ChatGPT supports hiding conversations without deleting them. 

Note: It’s possible to hide ChatGPT conversations only on the Web version or on iPhones. If you use this app on Android and want to hide some of your chats, you have to wait a little longer. 

How to Hide Your ChatGPT Chats on Web

If you use ChatGPT now and then and want to hide some of the queries you have asked before, you may attain this task by following these easy steps –

  • First of all, open your default web browser and visit chat.openai.com. 
  • If prompted, make sure to log into your ChatGPT account. 
  • Next, select the chat you no longer want to be seen by others or remain hidden. 
  • You may now see three horizontal dots next to the selected chat. Well, click on it.
  • This ellipsis menu will now expand and present four options to choose from. 
  • Select the Archive option, and the selected chat will be hidden from the rest chats. 

Archieve Chat in ChatGPT - Hide Conversations

That’s it, you have successfully hidden, or in reality, archived a chat from the others. 

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How to access back the archived chats in ChatGPT

In case you want to access any one or all your archived/hidden chats inside your ChatGPT account, you may follow these easy steps – 

  • Re-visit chat.openai.com.
  • If you are already logged in, it’s okay. Otherwise, log into your ChatGPT account. 
  • Click on your profile picture and when prompted with different options, select Settings.
  • The Settings flyout window will appear next. 
  • Locate Archive and hit the Manage button next to it. 

Manage your Archived chats in ChatGPT - Hide Conversations

  • ChatGPT will next redirect you to the Archived Chats section.
  • Select the chat that you would like to reappear in the Chat field, and hit the unarchive button. 

Unarchive your ChatGPT Web Chats

Note: You may also view the hidden chat by clicking on the archived chats. This way, you don’t need to unarchive and then re-archive your chats in ChatGPT. 

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How to hide ChatGPT chats on iPhone 

Although ChatGPT is available for both iOS and Android phones, the archiving chats option is only available on iPhones. If you use the ChatGPT app version on your iPhone/iPad and want to hide some of your chats, follow these easy steps. 

  • Unlock your iPhone and tap on the ChatGPT icon. 
  • Sign in to your account and click the two horizontal bars on the top-left screen. 
  • You may now see all your chats made on this app in the past. 

View or Unarchive your ChatGPT Chats in iPhone

  • Long press the chat which you would like to hide and select the Archive button. 

Archive your ChatGPT Chats in iPhone - Hide Conversations

  • A confirmation window will appear next. Tap Archive again. 

Note: In case you don’t see the Archive button after long pressing over a chat, you must be using an old version of ChatGPT on your iPhone. Go to the App Store and update this application. After you update ChatGPT to its latest version, repeat the above steps. 

How to view your hidden ChatGPT chats on your iPhone 

Similar to what we have done in the web version of ChatGPT, accessing archived chats on iPhone requires similar steps. Here are the essential steps that you must follow to view all your hidden posts. 

  • Launch ChatGPT on your iPhone and swipe in the right direction. 
  • You may now see all your chats.
  • Locate the ellipsis button (…) next to your profile name and click on it.
  • Doing so will redirect you to its Settings page.
  • Under Account, locate and click on Archived Chats

View Archived Chats in iPhone

  • To view or unarchive any chat, long press on that, and choose the respective options. 

View or Unarchive your ChatGPT Chats in iPhone

That’s it, you may now be able to view the hidden chats on your iPhone. If you have unarchived the chats, go back to the Chat List and there you can find the chat that you just unarchived. 

Can I hide multiple chats at once on the iPhone or Web?

As of now, ChatGPT doesn’t allow hiding or archiving multiple conversations in one go. So, if you would like to hide multiple chats, make sure to archive the chats one after another. 

Though it’s possible now to hide some secret conversations in ChatGPT, anyone with prior knowledge and access to your iPhone can view all your chats. 

Soni Aryan

Soni Aryan

Soni Kumari is a tech enthusiast known for her expertise in how-to type topics and Windows troubleshooting articles. She loves exploring how to do things or tweaks in Android, iPhone, and other operating systems.

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