New 'pinned chats' feature rolls on WhatsApp for Android

Cesar Mills
May 19, 2017

With the new feature, WhatsApp users can pin up to three contacts on top of rest of the conversations. The pinned chats feature was previously spotted in testing earlier this month in WhatsApp beta, but it is now available for all WhatsApp users on Android.

In its latest little updates WhatsApp, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned company, has rolled out the "pinned chats" feature.

Now, you will not need to scroll down numerous chats to get to your favourite one.

Once a chat is pinned, it stays on top of the window, regardless of the recency of the conversation. In order to use the pinned chats feature, simply tap and hold the chat you would like to pin and a number of icons will appear on the top right hand corner of the screen. Then they can tap the pin icon at the top of the screen. Unpinning a chat is just as easy, just long press on the contact again and unpin by tapping the pin icon on top.

How can I pin a chat on WhatsApp? The chat will remain at the top no matter what other messages you receive.

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Unfortunately, the pin chats feature now support only three chats after which it shows a notification that "You can only pin up to 3 chats" if you try to pin another chat.

People have been talking about the new Pinned feature and have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts.

WhatsApp is an extremely popular chat service across all platforms.

Still, all send and done, the feature will definitely come in handy if you're waiting on an important message or you are simply too busy to manage your chats.

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