How to Archive Text Messages on Android

In this post, we’ll see how to archive text messages on Android. Let’s get started.


  1. Open Messages app.
  2. Select the conversation(s) you want to archive.
  3. Hit the “Archive” icon at the top, which you can find beside the “Trash can” icon.
Archive icon

That’s it. The selected conversation(s) are archived.

Here’s an important thing to note: The archived conversation will be automatically unarchived if it receives a message or you send a message from it.

To view archived conversations: Hit the overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap “Archived.” Now, you can see the conversations you’ve archived.

To unarchive: Select the archived conversation(s). Hit the “Unarchive” icon at the top.

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