How to Mark WhatsApp Chats as Read or Unread

In this post, we’ll see how to mark WhatsApp chats as read or unread on Android or iPhone. Let’s get started.

Table of Contents

Android

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Select the chat(s) that you want to mark as read or unread.
  3. Hit the three vertical dots at the top.
  4. Now, you can see “Mark as unread” (if the selected chat(s) doesn’t have any unread message) or “Mark as read” (if the chosen conversation(s) have any unread message or already marked as unread). Tap it.

That’s it. All done.

iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp. Tap “Chats” if you’re not in it already.
  2. Swipe the chat you want to mark as read or unread to the right side completely. Note that if the conversation has any unread message or already marked as unread, then that chat will be marked as read. Otherwise, it’ll be marked as unread.

Alternate Way

  1. Open WhatsApp. Tap “Chats” if you’re not in it already.
  2. Swipe the chat you want to mark as read or unread to the right.
  3. Now, you can view “Unread” (if the selected chat doesn’t have any unread message) or “Read” (if the chosen conversation has any unread message or already marked as unread). Hit it.

That’s all. All done.

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