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 the ability to pin messages within chats and groups, for a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Pinned messages
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to pin messages 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 you can discover a preview in this article.
How to join your community on WhatsApp? WABetaInfo Community
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The first article of the year was about our concept that proposed pinned messages on WhatsApp. Thanks to this feature, it is easier to find important messages in a conversation. We decided to create the concept in order to provide feedback and suggestions for new future features on WhatsApp, and it is finally becoming a reality. In fact, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store (the business version of the app), we discovered that this feature is under development for a future update of the app:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is really working on the ability to pin messages. In the case that a message is pinned and the recipient is on an old version of WhatsApp, the app will add a message in the conversation in order to ask to upgrade to the latest version available on the store.

In our opinion, this feature is really useful as it will let users pin important messages to the top of the chat in a future update of the app, making it easier for other people in the conversation to find them later. In addition, we think pinned messages really improve organization in our groups: when we receive a lot of messages, it can be difficult for us to keep track of what we want. Thanks to pinned messages, we can make them easily accessible to everyone in the conversation and people stay always focused on what is really important.

The ability to pin messages within chats and groups is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. There will be another article on this website when we have further details to share with you.

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