All my new WhatsApp messages can be seen on the notification panel on my phone. How do I hide them by just showing only the number of the new messages that I get?
There easiest way to stop showing WhatsApp messages on the notification panel is by turning off the WhatsApp notifications from the Notification settings in your device’s Settings menu, but that isn’t ideal because you’ll not get notified for any incoming messages.
At the time of writing this, I can’t find a way to stop WhatsApp messages from showing on the notification panel without a 3rd party app.
If you’re fine with using a 3rd party app, you can give CM Security Master App Lock a try. Here are the general steps of how it works:
- Download from the Google Play store.
- Go to its AppLock module, select to protect WhatsApp, set an unlock pattern and follow the on-screen instructions to enable the usage access.
- You can then go to the Advanced tab > Hide private chats, and follow the on-screen instructions to enable the option to hide WhatsApp messages.
- After this, CM Security will hide your WhatsApp messages and show you only the number of new messages on the notification panel
If anyone has any other methods to hide WhatsApp message preview from the notification panel, share them in the comments.