WhatsApp for Android gets pinned chat feature

21 May 2017
Author   Ajay Das
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WhatsApp has officially rolled out new ‘pinned chats’ feature for all Android users, allowing for easy access regardless of how long ago they were last active. Pinned WhatsApp chats will always be visible at the top of the Chats tab.

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,” noted WhatsApp in a press statement.

how can you pin a chat in WhatsApp?

Just tap hold on the chat, and you’ll get a pin icon next to the delete, mute and archive option that appear right on top. Pick the pin option, and the chat will move right on top. You can pin a maximum of three chats to the top.

In order to unpin, long press on the chat, and you’ll see the unpin option on top this time. Choose this and the chat will move down the chain of threads.

In order to get the new WhatsApp Pin chat feature, you will need to update the app from the Google Play Store. If you have an office or Family group, then perhaps you can pin it right on the top, in order to ensure that you don’t miss messages from them.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve managed to use this feature

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