WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat apps in the world with more than 1 billion active users, so it’s obvious that there are still new features being added to the app to make it easy for users to use it. In one of the recent updates, WhatsApp added a hugely needed feature which gives you the ability to pin up to 3 chats to the top of your conversations list.
We all use WhatsApp Messenger, and we know that it can get really crowded with new messages from friends as well as all the groups that we are part of. So, when you receive an important message, it can get lost easily within the countless messages unless you add a chat shortcut to the homescreen of your device.
However, WhatsApp 2.17.163 solves the issue as it brings the pinned chats feature to your smartphone. With this, you can now pin important conversations to the top so that even if you keep receiving new messages, it won’t go down the list and stay on top of the screen.
To pin a chat on the top of the list, you simply have to tap and hold on any chat and you will get a new pin icon in the action bar next to all the other options. Select the option and the chat will be pinned on the top.
As of now, you can pin only up to 3 chats to the top, so you will have to work with it for the time being. There is always the option to unpin one of the chats to pin another one; but at any given time, there can only be 3 pinned chats.
If you haven’t received this option on your smartphone, then you can get it by updating the app to version 2.17.163 or you can grab it from the Google Play Store by joining the official beta to get the update.