What are Private Chats and how can I use them?

With Private Chats, you can protect individual chats with a PIN code. Furthermore, these chats can be hidden from the chat list. This way, confidential chats are protected from prying eyes. Push notifications for new messages in a private chat contain no message preview.

On Android, set a PIN or enable Android’s Lock Screen (Android 6.0 and above) in Threema’s security settings. On iOS and Windows Phone, Private Chats are currently not available.

To mark a chat as private, long-tap on the chat, and select “Hide chat”. When attempting to access the chat, you will be prompted to enter your PIN.

To hide all private chats, tap on the menu icon in the chat list, and choose “Hide private chats”. To show all hidden chats, choose “Show hidden chats” in the chat list’s menu, and enter the PIN.

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