WhatsApp Pin Messages Individual Group Chats

WhatsApp Pin Messages Individual Group Chats

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that lets you pin a message to the top of the window in individual and group chats. Users will be able to pin all sorts of messages including text, polls, emojis, locations and images.

With the ever-increasing popularity of instant messaging apps in the last few years, WhatsApp users have been asking the Meta-owned company to add the Telegram-like functionality for quite a while now. However, unlike Telegram, which lets you pin multiple messages in a conversation, WhatsApp lets you pin only one message at a time.

To pin a chat on Android, simply long-press the message and tap on the three-dot menu that appears on the top right of the screen. Now, click on ‘Pin’ and the message will now appear just below the person’s name. On Apple devices, just swipe right on the message and you will be able to see the option to Pin.

WhatsApp also lets you choose if you want to pin the message for 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days. If you want to unpin a message, follow the same process. By default, the app will choose the 7-day option. The Meta-owned company also said that group admins will be able to control who can pin a message.

It is still unclear if WhatsApp is planning to extend this functionality to channels as well. WhatsApp is still rolling out the pin chat feature, so you might have to wait a while before the functionality appears on your device.

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