WhatsApp rolls out 'pinned chats' feature on Android

20 May, 2017, 00:17 | Author: Archie Newman
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Mobile messaging service WhatsApp has launched pinned chats feature for all Android users. Earlier, the pinned chats feature was available only to beta users of WhatsApp.The feature now comes with the stable update. In order to use the pinned chats feature, simply tap and hold the chat you would like to pin and a number of icons will appear on the top right hand corner of the screen.

How can I pin a chat on WhatsApp? The same mechanism has been put into place here, where you can pin a chat to the top and visit it later for whatever reasons you might have. The said feature was spotted last month in beta but is now available to download through Google Play. WhatsApp has not yet talked about rolling it out for iOS users. They can do it by long-pressing the option and disabling the Pin button. Basically, you can pin a post to the top of the page, for everyone to see. A notification will appear saying "You can only pin up to 3 chats" if you try to add more than three chats to the pinned list. Choose this and the chat will move down the chain of threads. The major benefit of this feature is that you will not need to scroll through a list of chats to message your family members or friends.

Pinned chats doesn't exactly solve this dilemma, but it does provide an easy way to access frequent chats faster, eliminating the need to scroll through less essential chats.

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One one hand where people have been appreciating the new feature, there is always a room for improvement.

Still, all send and done, the feature will definitely come in handy if you're waiting on an important message or you are simply too busy to manage your chats.

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