WhatsApp introduced pinned messages for individual and group chats
December 13, 2023

WhatsApp introduced pinned messages for individual and group chats

WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that allows users to pin messages in chats to easily find important conversations. With this feature, users can highlight a specific message in individual and group chats and pin it to the top of the chat.

A message can be pinned in a chat for up to 30 days. All types of messages, including text, polls, and emoticons, can be pinned. However, users can pin only one chat at a time.

WhatsAppa proprietary instant messaging app Target company, announced the option to pin messages yesterday via a post on Platform X (formerly known as Twitter). This feature allows users to highlight a specific message in any current one-on-one or group chat and pin it to the top of that chat. This is ideal for highlighting important details such as an address, date or phone number and providing a quick reference to older messages.

A WhatsApp attached message can be any message or file

Users can pin a chat by long pressing on the conversation and selecting the Pin option from the menu. A message can be pinned to a chat for 24 hours, seven days, or one month, with seven days being the default time period. All types of content, including text messages, files, emoticons, images, polls or videos, can be pinned.

In WhatsApp groups, administrators can decide whether to allow the ability to post messages only to administrators or to participants as well. As always, users will be able to unsubscribe these messages at any time.

WhatsApp's competitors, Telegram and iMessage, already offer the pinned messages feature. This update was previously spotted in WhatsApp beta for Android

Meta has recently introduced a number of features to its instant messaging platform. WhatsApp recently announced a Look Once option for voice messages. This option allows users to send a voice message that will disappear after the recipient listens to it.

WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to enable sharing of HD images and videos in their statuses. In addition, it is reportedly developing an optional feature that would allow users to share WhatsApp statuses directly on Instagram.