How to permanently exclude apps from showing in the recents carousel?

I have some apps, mainly chat and SMS ones, that I have installed a lock on. But when I press the "Recents" carousel they show up with a recent screenshot, easily legible, with recent contacts' info. I'd love to find a way to disable certain apps from showing up at all in this carousel...so that if I want to use them, I need to go to the app's icon and press.

I'm on a Samsung S6, Android version 6.0.1

Any help or suggestions would be great. Thank you!!

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