How To Pin And Unpin A Message Or Chat In Telegram

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The list of Telegram features is never-ending and that is the reason we are trying to cover each and every aspect of this wonderful app.

On Telegram, you can export your Telegram chats, add stickers to your photos, and whatnot. In this tutorial, we are going to discuss another amazing feature of this app, which is the pinning of messages and chats.

But first, let’s learn more about this feature.

What Does Pin Mean On Telegram? Why Is It Useful?

Pin‘ simply means putting your desired chats and message at the top. Once the pinning is done, it doesn’t matter how many messages you receive the pinned one is always going to be at the top.

Now, why do you need to pin a message? When you have some important information to share and want everyone to read it then how can you reach so many people in the group at one point? Well, this is where the pin feature comes into existence. Using this feature, all the existing people in the group and the new ones to join will be able to see your message at the top of the chat. The pinned message won’t be lost in a plethora of messages sent by group members.

So let’s learn how to pin message and chats in Telegram and other things revolving around it.

NOTE: You can pin messages in any Telegram private group you’re a member of. While in public groups you can do so only if you are the admin or owner of the group.

Here are the quick links to navigate to the particular section in the article.

  1. How To Pin A Message In Telegram
  2. How To Pin Chats In Telegram

Pin A Telegram Message

Be it Android phone, iPhone, or desktop Telegram app, pinning messages is really easygoing.

How To Pin Message In Telegram On Android

It will take you less than 1 minute

Follow these simple steps to pin a message inside the Telegram group chat on Android.

  1. Open the Telegram private group you are a member of or the public group you are the owner/admin of.

  2. Now single tap on the message that you want to set as your pinned message.

  3. Select Pin after that.

    Pin option in the menu

  4. Finally, confirm by tapping on OK.

    Confirm pinning message with ok button

  5. You can see your message being pinned at the top of the group. To read the whole pinned message, simply tap on it. After tapping you will automatically be headed towards the full message.

    Pinned Message display on top inside the chat

Using iPhone

To make the pin option appear on iPhone, instead of single tapping you have to press and hold that message. Apart from that, the steps are almost the same for both devices – so check the Android steps above.

pin message in iPhone

Using The Telegram Desktop App

People who prefer using the Telegram desktop app don’t need to switch to the mobile app for the sake of using the pin feature. You can pin messages in the group while using the desktop app too:

  1. Open the Telegram desktop app on your PC or Mac
  2. Select the desired group.
  3. Right-click on the message that you would like to set as your pinned message.
  4. Select Pin Message.
  5. Confirm by clicking on PIN.
pin message telegram desktop

How To Pin Message In Telegram Web

In the case of the Telegram web, it is possible to view the pinned messages in the group. But if you try to find any option using which you can pin a message, sadly you won’t find it.

Unpin A Telegram Message

To unpin the message, follow our steps based on the device you have.

Unpin On Android

  1. Tap on the Cross icon on the right side of the pinned message.
  2. Now select Unpin to confirm.
unpin message from android device

Another way to unpin the message is by single tapping on the message that you pinned and then selecting Unpin.

unpin telegram message from group

How To Unpin Messages On iPhone

  1. Press and hold the pinned message.
  2. In the appeared pop-up, select Unpin.

Unpin In Telegram Desktop App

  1. Click on the cross icon adjacent to the pinned message
  2. Click on Unpin.
unpin message using desktop app

Unpinning is also possible by right-clicking on that message and then selecting the Unpin message option.

How To Pin Telegram Chats

The regular users of Telegram have a long list of personal chats. They are usually the members of various Telegram channels, various groups and quite often use the Telegram bots. All these things make the list of their chats quite long. Due to these long lists, one might find it difficult to locate the people they prefer talking to most and can be a real patience tester.

Just like the pinning feature in the group, you can make use of the pin feature normally on your Telegram account. This feature can be used for pinning personal chats, channels, groups, and whatnot. Right now, the Telegram app only allows its users to pin up to 5 chats.

Pin Chats Using Android

  1. On your Android device, open the Telegram app and long-press the personal chat, channel, etc. that you like to pin at the top.
  2. Tap on the pin icon located at the top.
pin telegram chats using android

You can see the desired chat being pinned at the top. Now it doesn’t matter how many messages you receive because the chat you pinned will remain at the top. Similarly, you can pin other chats too.

desired chat pinned at top

Pin Chats On iPhone

For pinning chats on iPhone you need to:

  1. Swipe the desired chat to the right side.
  2. Now simply select Pin option.
pin Telegram chats on iPhone

Pin Messages In Telegram Desktop App

It is also possible to pin and unpin the chats using the Telegram desktop app. Follow the steps below to do so.

  1. Right-click on the chat that you want to pin at the top.
  2. Select Pin to top.
chat pinned in telegram desktop

How To Unpin Telegram Chats

Unpin Chats Using Android Device

  1. Long-press the chat that you pinned earlier.
  2. Tap on the unpin icon at the top.
unpin chat in android

Unpin Chats On iPhone

  1. Swipe to the right side.
  2. Select the Unpin option.
unpin chat in telegram using iOS

Using Telegram Desktop App

  1. Right-click on the pinned chat.
  2. Select Unpin from top.

Restrict Group Members From Removing Pinned Messages

Note: This permission is already restricted in a public group and cannot be modified.

If you own a large private group on Telegram with really active members, the most common problem that you might have faced would be, getting your pinned message removed by someone. Once the message is removed it becomes really cumbersome to write and pin that message again, especially when the message is quite long. After pinning who knows, your message might get unpinned again. So it is better to restrain your members from doing so.

Using Android Device

  1. Launch the Telegram app and open the private group where you desire to change the pin permission.
  2. Now tap on the group name at the top.
restrict members from pinning message

3. After that, select the edit icon at the top of the screen.

android settings to restrict message pinning

4. In the next step, tap on the Permissions option.

telegram permissions

5. From the various permissions available, toggle off the one that says Pin Messages and finally tap the tick icon at the top.

toggle off pin message permission

Now sit back and relax because no one apart from group admin(s) will be able to pin/unpin message in the group.

Using iPhone

  1. Fire up the Telegram app on your iPhone and open up your private group.
  2. Tap on the group icon that appears at the upper right corner of the screen.
iOS settings telegram

3. After that, tap on the Edit option at the top right.

edit telegram group settings iOS

4. Now tap on the Permissions option.

telegram group permission iOS

5. Toggle off the button in front of Pin Messages to get the job done.

toggle off pin permission iOS

Only you and the group admin can pin/unpin message in the group now.

Using Desktop App

  1. Open the Telegram desktop app and select the desired group.
  2. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right of the screen and select Manage group.
locate messages pinned by you in group

3. Next select Permissions.

telegram group permissions

4. Similar to the mobile devices, toggle off the Pin messages switch. Finally, click on Save.

change pin settings from telegram desktop app

Also Read: How To Auto Reply On Telegram


So here we rest our article. You finally know how to pin and unpin a message and chats using various devices. We also learned the methods to restrict the members of your group from further pinning messages. We hope we were able to solve your pin feature related query with our article. In case of any confusion, do let us know through the comment section.

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  • Daksh Chaudhary

    Daksh is an ardent blogger, introvert and a tech enthusiast who is keen about gadgets and technology, and maybe he can contaminate you by sharing the same vibes.

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Daksh Chaudhary

Daksh is an ardent blogger, introvert and a tech enthusiast who is keen about gadgets and technology, and maybe he can contaminate you by sharing the same vibes.

4 thoughts on “How To Pin And Unpin A Message Or Chat In Telegram”

  1. Still nothing to address how to DELETE the lousy pins fr0m messages/chats. Whatever they are! As much I as like Telegram, I find it enormously frustrating and infuriating to learn on the desktop. No matter how many times I have searched for answers, there are none. No one knows and if they do, they’re not sharing it. So far, NO one has answers.

  2. Man this is outdated now! On the PC version of telegram there is no ‘cross’ option when we select a message. Also when I select a pinned message there is no unpin option, there is only a pin option again!

    • Thank you. You expressed my thoughts. It is constantly changing and I’m sick of it because there’s no way to find an answer since it is continually evolving. Maddening to say the least.


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