WhatsApp has recently been reported to be testing many new features
like ‘Change Number’ and ‘Live Location’, and now the company is seen
testing a new feature that allows you to pin your favourite chats to the
top. The feature is being tested on Android for now, but it hints that
it is set to roll out to stable versions in the near future.
Police was the first one to spot it, and if you’re running WhatsApp
beta for Android versions 2.17.162 or 2.17.163, you’ll most likely be
able to use it. Press on the individual / group chat you want to pin,
and choose the Pin symbol from the top bar. The other options alongside
Pin are Delete, Mute, and Archive. Once you pin the chat, it will remain
on the top of your chat list, irrespective of your dialogue or
conversation timings with the individual or group concerned.
though you have more recent chats with other individuals and groups,
you will see them after these pinned chats. WhatsApp allows you to pin a
maximum number of three chats, after which it will throw a notification
that ‘You can only pin up to 3 chats’ if you try to pin another chat.
can also unpin these chats whenever you please, by long pressing the
option, and disabling the Pin button. As mentioned, this feature is in
beta and has not rolled out to stable versions yet. If you cannot wait
to use these feature, sign up for the beta version on Google Play from
your Android phone.
Whose chat are you going to pin ?