WhatsApp has a lot of great features making their way to the beta version of the app. But only a few of them are finally made available in the final builds. Pinned Chats is one of the features that was introduced in the beta version a while ago and WhatsApp has released for all the users today.
Pinned Chats is quite a neat feature that allows the users to pin their favourite chats on the top. With the pinned chats enabled, any other new message will appear after the chats you have pinned. The major benefit of this feature is that you will not need to scroll through a list of chats to message your family members or friends.
The only limitation is that you can tag only up to three chats on the top. A notification will appear saying ‘You can only pin up to 3 chats’ if you try to add more than three chats to the pinned list. But you are free to pin individual chats or even group chats.
To pin an app, you will need to long press the chat you wish to pin and select the option from the list. Earlier, long pressing a chat would show a list with just three options – Delete, Mute, and Archive.
WhatsApp said in a statement announcing the Pin feature for Android:
With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best friend. Users can now pin up to three of the most important group or individual chats to the top of their chat list for easy access — simply tap and hold a chat, and then tap the pin icon at the top of your screen. said WhatsApp in a statement announcing the Pin feature for Android.
And if you later change your mind and want to unpin the chat, you need to follow the same steps. Long press the chat and select the option to unpin the chat. That’s it.