How to Hide, Unhide and See Hidden Messages on Viber

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Emilija Messaging

4 min read

Many people would agree that when using Viber, there are some messages that we just want to keep personal and never let anyone see. The messaging app Viber is great at that, offering the chance to hide chat messages and unhide them whenever we want. So, if you are one of Viber users and you are concerned about your online privacy, you better learn all about this wonderful option.

What are hidden chats in Viber

A hidden chat in Viber is one of Viber privacy features that enables you to hide the conversations you create with certain groups or a specific person. This means that you can protect your chat messages with a pin code/password known only you know so that no one else can access them.

If you want to learn where you can find and use this Viber feature, keep on reading.

How to hide and unhide chat messages in Viber

The hide and unhide Viber feature is a great option for you to ensure that your messages will remain private. In this quick guide, you’ll take a little tour and learn how you can hide and unhide your Viber chat messages. Stay tuned, the process is quite easy.

  1. Open the Viber app and go to the chat screen feature.
  2. In the Search tab, type in the name of the chat/person you want to hide.
  3. For iOS device users: Swipe the chat to the left and choose ‘Hide’ from the options.
  4. For Android users: Press and hold the chat you want to hide and select ‘Hide Chat’.
  5. A pop-up window will come out for you to enter a 4-digit pin code and from then on, that chat’s messages will be hidden.

Viber messages

Pin code on Viber for hide/unhide chat messages

If you want to unhide that chat, again follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Viber app and go to the search bar.
  2. Once there, enter the 4-digit pin code you put in to hide the chat.
  3. Swipe left or tap on the chat and on the gear icon that is at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down and look for the option ‘Unhide this Chat’.
  5. Then, enter the 4-digit pin code and your chat messages will be visible once again.

How to see hidden chat messages in Viber

Unlike the option for secret chat messages, the feature for the hidden chat messages allows your message logs to stay as long as you want. So, if you no longer need stealth and you want to make the chat reappear in the active chat list, the steps are the following:

  1. Go to your Viber app and open it.
  2. Look for the search icon and enter the name of the chat/person whose messages are hidden.
  3. A pop-up window will come out, requesting the 4-digit pin code.
  4. Another way you can do this is to go to the search bar and type in the 4-digit pin code and the hidden chat will come right below.

Bonus tip on what to do in case you forgot the 4-digit pin code/ password

If you are not sure that you will remember those 4 digits that you put as a pin code for unlocking your hidden chat, don’t worry at all. You simply need to reset that pin code, which will take only a few seconds. Here are the steps to do so:

Go to the program menu and pick ‘Settings’.

Viber settings

Next, select ‘Privacy’ and scroll down to ‘Hidden Chats’.

Viber Privacy

4. Choose ‘Reset PIN’ and just click on ‘OK’.

Reset 4-digit pin code

Now, you are all set. No one will be able to access your messages except you. Remember, you can always go back to this option and hide or unhide whenever you like.

Besides the options for sending images, sending location, and hiding and unhiding messages, Viber offers the option for sending voice messages or audio files.