WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a feature to choose how long messages stay pinned within chats and groups, and it will be available in a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Message pin duration
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to choose how long messages stay pinned within chats and groups to a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but it’s possible to discover a preview in this article.
Thanks: Swakshan, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing an advanced proxy configuration with chat and media settings!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we posted information regarding the ability to pin messages. With this feature, it will be possible to pin a certain message within individual chats and groups, making it easier for anyone in the conversation to highlight it for future reference. While the feature is still in development, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is now developing a feature that allows users to choose how long a message should stay pinned in a chat, and it will be available in a future update of the app!

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp plans to release a feature that allows people in a conversation to choose how long their pin lasts. With this feature, users will have the flexibility to select a specific duration after which the pinned message is automatically unpinned. At the moment, through the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we discovered that WhatsApp wants to provide users with 3 different durations: 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days. As reported within the alert, it is possible to unpin the current pinned message at any time, even before the chosen duration expires, giving users greater flexibility and control over their pinned messages.

With pinned messages, WhatsApp aims to provide users with a tool that allows them to make important information or announcements to stay prominently displayed at the top of a conversation, ensuring that they are easily accessible and not overlooked by other messages. In addition, we think that the new message pin duration feature provides people with a convenient way to ensure timely and relevant information stays visible for a desired period. Once the set time elapses, the message is automatically unpinned, helping to maintain an organized, up-to-date, and clearer conversation.

The feature to choose how long messages stay pinned within chats and groups, along with the ability to pin messages, is under development and it will be released to beta testers in a future update of the app. As always, we will post an additional article when we have further information regarding this feature to share with you.

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