How to Archive Text Messages on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to archive text messages on Android. Archiving messages can help you keep your inbox tidy and organized, without losing important conversations.

Whether you want to clear up some space or declutter your messaging app, archiving text messages is a great solution. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Messaging App
To begin archiving your text messages, open your messaging app on your Android device. This can be the default messaging app that came with your phone or a third-party app that you have installed.

Step 2: Select the Conversation
Next, select the conversation that you want to archive. Long-press on the conversation until a menu appears with various options.

Step 3: Archive the Conversation
From the menu that appears, look for an option labeled “Archive” or an icon resembling a box or file cabinet. Tap on it to archive the selected conversation.

Note: Archiving a conversation will remove it from your main inbox and move it to an archived folder within your messaging app.

Step 4: Accessing Archived Conversations
To access your archived conversations, navigate to the main screen of your messaging app. Look for a menu icon (usually three horizontal lines or dots) in the top-left or top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to open the menu.

From the menu, look for an option called “Archived” or something similar. Tap on it to view all of your archived conversations.

Step 5: Unarchiving Conversations
If you ever need to unarchive a conversation and bring it back to your main inbox, follow these steps:

1. Open the “Archived” section of your messaging app. 2. Long-press on the conversation that you want to unarchive.

3. Look for an option labeled “Unarchive” or an icon resembling a box with an arrow pointing out. Tap on it to unarchive the conversation.

  • Remember, unarchiving a conversation will move it back to your main inbox.
  • If you have multiple archived conversations, you can repeat the process to unarchive them individually.

Step 6: Managing Archived Conversations
To keep your archived conversations organized, consider creating folders or labels within your messaging app. Some apps allow you to create custom folders or labels to categorize your conversations.

Check your messaging app’s settings or options to see if this feature is available. If it is, take advantage of it to further declutter and organize your text messages.


Archiving text messages on Android can help you maintain a clean and organized inbox. By following these simple steps, you can easily archive and unarchive conversations whenever needed. Remember to regularly review and manage your archived messages to ensure that you only keep what’s truly necessary.

Now go ahead and tidy up that inbox!

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