Pin Chat is one of the new WhatsApp features introduced in 2017. It has been there for a couple of months now on Android devices and is now made available to iOS users with the latest update. You can follow this tutorial to know what is the meaning of pinned chat and its benefits. If you think it is something useful for you then you can use the steps mentioned here to pin WhatsApp chat on iPhone or Android smartphones.
WhatsApp Pinned Chat Meaning
Pin chat feature moves the conversation you pin to the top of the chat list. Even though you receive messages from other contacts the pinned chat will stay at the top followed by the conversation with other friends. The benefit of pinning a chat is that you can quickly spot the conversation with your favorite contact which is otherwise lost in a plethora of other conversations. It is similar to pinning a post on Facebook so that it remains at the top.
So, let’s go ahead and look at the procedure.
Pin WhatsApp Chat on iPhone
- Update WhatsApp to the latest version 2.17.40 or later.
- Open WhatsApp and swipe right on the chat you wish to pin.
- Select Pin.
With this, that particular chat will move to the top and have a pin icon. Similarly, you can pin chats of other contacts. Please note that it is possible to pin up to 3 chats so choose your contacts wisely.
If desired you can unpin the chat later by swiping right on the pinned chat and select Unpin.
Pin WhatsApp Chat on Android
- Launch WhatsApp and long tap on the chat of the desired contact.
- Tap on the pin icon at the top.
To unpin a chat on Android device long tap on the pinned conversation and select Unpin icon that appears at the top.
With pinned chats, you no more have to lose your important conversations. Stay on top of the chats that matter to you by pinning them.
Don’t forget to share this article with your friends to let them know about this handy WhatsApp feature.