WhatsApp started as a simple instant messenger to help people stay in touch with each other and send messages quickly. But as the time passed, the team behind the app has released regular updates with new features to improve the whole user experience and make it better than before. And now, it’s time for another such update which brings another new useful feature for users.
With the latest beta update, WhatsApp now allows users to pin their favorite chats on the top. The chat pinning feature is accessible by tapping and holding on any chat or group chat. It will show you the pin icon alongside the existing Delete, Mute, and Archive options.
Once a chat has been pinned, it will stay at the top even if any of the other unpinned chats keep receiving new messages. WhatsApp currently supports pinning option for only up to three chats at a given point of time. It means you can not pin more than three chats simultaneously. If you will try to pin the fourth chat, it will show you a notification mentioning “You can only pin up to 3 chats.”
The option to pin chats on WhatsApp is available on beta version 2.17.162 and 2.17.163. If you have these versions, you should see the feature. If you are not in beta, you can either become a beta tester or simply wait for the feature to arrive on public version. Alternatively, you can also get the latest WhatsApp beta from APK Mirror for sideloading.