If you are concerned with someone else reading your Viber messages without your permission, you can choose to hide the chats. This is a security feature in Viber that goes above and beyond the normal permissions you may have set on your device such as a PIN, password, Face ID and Touch ID. Let’s face it, there are just some Viber messages that should be for your eyes only and hiding them is one of the best ways to keep the chats private.
Hiding and unhiding chats is Viber is a great way to ensure that messages that can stay private remain so since you don’t want to have to log into the app every time you want to use it. In this guide, we will take a look at how to hide and unhide Viber chats as well as how to see hidden chats in Viber.
Part 1. How to Hide & Unhide Chats in Viber
The process of hiding and unhiding a chat in Viber is easy. Let’s begin with the process of hiding a chat:
Step 1: Open Viber on your device and then go to the chat screen
Step 2: Navigate to the chat you would like to hide and then follow these procedures depending on the device you have:
For iOS devices: Swipe the chat to the left and then select “Hide” from the options that appear
For Android devices: Press and hold the chat you would like to hide and then select “Hide Chat”
Step 3: Enter the 4-digit secret PIN and the selected message will be hidden.
To unhide the messages, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Begin by opening the chat
Step 2: Swipe left or tap on the gear icon at the top-right corner of the chat screen
Step 3: Scroll down to find the “Unhide this Chat” option and then enter the 4-digit PIN or your Touch ID and the chat will once again be visible on the chat screen.
Part 2. How to See Hidden Chats in Viber
If you would like to see a hidden chat in Viber, the process is just as simple. Follow these simple steps to do it:
Step 1: Begin by opening the Viber app on your device
Step 2: Scroll down the app to tap on the Search icon and then enter the name of the contact whose chats are hidden.
Step 3: Tap on the Contact’s name or profile picture and then enter the 4-digit PIN code to view the hidden chat.
You should now be able to see the messages and continue to chat with that contact.
Part 3. Back Up & Restore Viber Chats
Backing up your Viber chats is one of the best things you can do for the safety of your data. It is very easy to lose Viber chats and their attachments as a consequence of damage to the device, accidental deletion or even a malware and virus attack. But when you have a secure backup of all your data, you can very easily restore the backup to get the Viber messages back.
But while there are very many options to help you backup and restore your Viber messages, most can be unreliable and inaccessible. Only one tool allows you to easily create a backup of all the data in your Viber chat and restore the backup just as easily. This tool is MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer, a professional tool designed to help you manage your social media app data including Viber. Some of the features that make MobileTrans the best tool include the following;
- • You can use it to transfer Viber chats and their attachments between devices, making it the perfect tool when switching devices.
- • Creating a complete backup of all your Viber chats is very easy and the same backup can be restored to the same device or another device in a single click
- • It is compatible with all iOS devices and thousands of Android devices
- • It is very easy to use, with a simple to understand user interface that even beginners can use
To use MobileTrans to backup and restore Viber chats; follow these very simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install MobileTrans to your computer and then launch the program after successful installation.
Step 2: The next step is to connect the device to the computer. You can do that using USB cables. When the program detects the device, click on the “WhatsApp Transfer” option to begin the process. Since we want to backup Viber messages, select “Viber” from the options on the left. You should see the “Backup” and “Restore” options in this window.
Step 3: To back up all the Viber Chats on your device, click on “Backup” and the process will begin immediately. All you have to do is keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.
MobileTrans will notify you when the backup process is complete and the backup file with all your messages will be on your computer.
To restore this backup to the same device or any other device, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Click on “Restore” under Viber and then select the backup you just created or any other relevant backup you created earlier. (The device should be connected to the device).
Step 2: Click “Start” and the transfer process will begin immediately. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.
Once the process is complete, all the Viber chats in the backup will once again be available on your device. Mobile Trans presents the most idea way to backup and restore Viber chats a well as data from other social messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line and WeChat. As you can see from the process above, it is also very easy to use, allowing you to create secure backups for your device on your computer and easily restore the backups whenever you need to.
Let us know in the comments section below if you are able to backup and restore Viber using MobileTrans or any other issues you may be facing with the device.