- WhatsApp now lets you pin key messages to the top of WhatsApp chats
- This helps save you time so you can find timely messages more easily
Whether it’s a friend’s address or a colleague’s birthday, there are often times you have to scroll back through your messages to find key details.
But your thumb can finally take a break, thanks to WhatsApp’s latest feature.
The messaging app now lets you pin key messages to the top of WhatsApp chats.
‘With pinned messages, you can easily highlight important messages in group or 1:1 chats. This helps save users time so they can find timely messages more easily, ‘ WhatsApp explained.
Here’s how to try the new feature yourself.
Your thumb can finally take a break, thanks to WhatsApp’s latest feature. The messaging app now lets you pin key messages to the top of WhatsApp chats
To pin a message, simply open the WhatsApp app and select the chat you’d like to pin a message in.
Scroll down the message, and long-press on it.
The context menu will appear with the new option to ‘Pin’ the message.
Next, you’ll prompted to select the duration of the pinned message.
While the default duration will be seven days, you can also opt to keep the message pinned for 24 hours, or 30 days.
If you decide to pin a message in a group chat, it’s the group admins who will have the power to select which members can pin messages.
Thankfully, as with all of WhatsApp’s message types, pinned messages are end-to-end encrypted.
WhatsApp postd about the new feature onX (formerly Twitter), and several users have expressed their delight.
‘Waited for this for a long time,’ one user replied, while another called it ‘very practical.’
And one joked: ‘Just heard WhatsApp lets you pin messages now.
‘Finally, my important messages can have a reserved seat in the front row of the chat theater.’