Updated: May 08, 2023
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I accidentally archived chat in telegram can I reverse status and can the recipient still receive my messages and he send messages to a archived chat

Short summary:

  1. Open Telegram and swipe down to access the "Archived" folder.
  2. Swipe the chat you want to unarchive from right to left.
  3. Tap "Unarchive" or press and hold, then tap "Unarchive" from the menu.
  4. Open the chat to ensure it's active.

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Customer Replay


Nice to meet you, *****!
Follow these steps, please:

  1. Scroll to the top of the CHATS screen.
  2. Tap Archived.
  3. Tap and hold the individual or group chat you want to unarchive.
  4. Tap Unarchive at the top of the screen.

Keep me posted, please.

Customer Replay

I'll have a go

Okay, take your time.

Customer Replay

I cant see it

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In the chat window of your telegram, please tap on the "Change" button on the top-left side.


There you will see the achieved chats, select needed chat and swipe it to the left.

Customer Replay

I'm sorry j can't see it

Hold your finger at the top side of your chat window and swipe it down as far as possible, you will see the archived chats.

Customer Replay


Keep me posted, please.

Customer Replay

When I do that it just says hide screen

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Could you please make a screenshot of that page?

Customer Replay

Can you remind me how to do that

To take a screenshot on your Android device:

  1. Open the screen that you want to capture.
  2. Depending on your phone:
  • Press the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  • If that doesn’t work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.
Customer Replay

I'm so sorry when I do that the page just goes off

Okay, let's try another way, press on the first chat in your telegram and swipe it down as far as you can.

Customer Replay

I am doing that it is only chat I have
I've got a screenshot but it hasn't got the hide bit

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Top answer

Let's try it again:

  1. Enter the archived chats folder. You can do this by sliding down the list of conversations on the main
  2. Once you enter this, you must press and hold the conversations or channels that you want to
    unarchive until they are marked with the check.
  3. Finally, you enter the options menu of the three vertical points and select the section Unarchive.
  4. You can also simply swipe the archived chat from right to left to unarchive it and appear in the main list.
Customer Replay

I've got contacts page I don't know how to get archived folder

Please, go to the chats page.
Slide down the list of conversations on the main screen.

Customer Replay

I've only got 1 conversations going I've been sliding down

Did it appear at the top of the chats? Or do you have only 1 chat at all?

Customer Replay

I only have 1 chat I'm new to this

No worries! Are you sure you have not deleted it before?

Customer Replay

Is he getting my messages I've not deleted it can I delete and start it up again

If you still have it archived you will possibly not see it later also.
Okay, lat's try it with that one chat.
Just tap on it and swipe to the bottom.

Customer Replay

I've been doing that
I ve managed to do that I don't know how unarchived now

So you have done it?
Try to open that chat, is it active and works properly?

Customer Replay

Active now thanks

Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

Customer Replay

No I'll get back if I need help again thanks

I'm glad to help! Thank you for chatting with us today!
We are available 24/7, you can refer your questions anytime. Have a nice one!

Customer Replay

And you

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I tried these steps and they didn't work for me 😞
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Is it possible to unarchive multiple chats at once or do I have to do it one by one?

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