CALIFORNIA ― WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging application for smartphones, has begun rolling out its new feature – pinned messages.
This feature has been the subject of speculation and leaks for several months and is now being officially launched.
With this new feature, users will be able to pin messages in a chat. Unlike Telegram, however, these pinned messages will have an expiration date and will not be permanently stored. Users can choose to keep the message pinned for 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
The new feature, simply labeled ‘Pin’, becomes visible when users long-press a text box and access the Settings menu (under the three-dot icon). It will then allow users to pin certain messages to the top of their chat conversations, making it easier for them to access important or frequently referenced messages.
“It’s worth noting that pinned messages are also available in individual conversations, making it easier to highlight specific content even within private chats,” the website added.