Old Chats Automatically disappear

I've noticed that old chats and groups with no new messages in the last year or so disappear from my chat tab even without me actively deleting them.However, when I search for them they are still being found.It seems that the data is still there but jnot visible directly.
Is this intended?Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

2 thoughts on “Old Chats Automatically disappear

  1. Fung

    I have the same situation but when I scroll down in the chat screen, there is no archive chats at the bottom on my android device. How can I read the group chats that I’ve already quitted the group before? They are so important to me.

  2. Anonymous

    Yes this is automated. Archived chats will unarchive when you receive a new message from that chat.

    You can also manually unarchive a chat:

    On Android, scroll down in the chat screen and hit unarchive chats
    On iPhone scroll to the top in chats screen and then pull down, tab archived chats

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