Password in Viber, or how to create a hidden chat for a private conversation

Not everyone knows that Viber has an option to hide conversations from the chat list for a private conversation. In this article we tell you how to do it in the iPhone client.

The good thing about this feature is that you can only access hidden private or group conversations from the chats tab by entering a secret PIN code.

Warning. Hiding chats will affect Viber on your computer or tablet as follows:

  • You cannot hide chats on your computer or tablet. This option is only available in the iPhone application;
  • When hiding a chat on the iPhone, the chat or conversation itself and its history will be removed from Viber on your computer or tablet and you will no longer be able to see them;
  • Make the chat visible on the iPhone again will still not appear in the Viber application on your computer or tablet;
  • When you send a message from Viber on your computer or tablet to a contact with whom you have a hidden chat, you will not see their responses. The answers will only appear in Viber on the iPhone.


How to hide correspondence (password protected) or group chat in Viber on iPhone?

1. Start Viber and click the button «Chats«.

2. Swipe left on the correspondence or chat room that interests you and press «Hide«.

3. Set a four-digit PIN and, if necessary, enable Touch ID (Face ID) to access hidden chats using your fingerprint (face scan) instead of a password.

Done! The chat is hidden.

Similarly, you can hide correspondence or chat from the conversation details screen, to do so:

1. Open a chat or chat on Viber.

2. Press the name of the contact or chat and select «Information and configuration«.

3. Click on «Hide this chat«.

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How to find a hidden chat in Viber on iPhone?

1. Start Viber and click the button «Chats«.

2. Pull the screen down to access the search screen.

3. In the search bar, enter the four-digit PIN or name of the contact.

4. Tap on the hidden chat and the application will open the correspondence for you. If you have searched using the contact's name instead of the PIN code, Viber will ask you to pass the verification of Touch ID, Face ID or to enter the PIN code.

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How to show hidden chat in Viber on iPhone?

1. Repeat steps 1-4 from the previous paragraph to open the hidden chat.

2. Tap on the name of the contact or the chat and open «Information and configuration«.

3. Press «Make visible«.

4. Enter the PIN code or pass the Touch ID check.

How will hidden chat notifications arrive in Viber on iOS?

If a notification of a hidden chat reaches your iPhone, the message box does not show the contact's name (the chat name) or the beginning of the message text.

By clicking on the message, you access the section «Chats"Viber" and again you will have to find the hidden chat to read the message. The only thing that will tell you that a message has arrived is the red badge on the «Chats«.

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How can I change or reset my PIN and disable access using Touch ID (Face ID)?

Warning. Resetting the PIN removes all hidden chats and correspondence, including messages and multimedia files. Once you have reset your password, there is no way to recover your lost history.

1. Start Viber and click the button «More«.

2. Go to SettingsPrivacy policyHidden chats.

3. Press «Change PIN code","Reset PIN»Or toggle the switch next to«Access via Touch ID (Face ID)»To the idle position.

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