WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on pinning messages within chats and groups, for a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Pinned messages|
|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.|
|Thanks:||Swakshan, for testing and reporting!|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.79: what’s new? This is an additional bug fix update that addresses an issue with notifications!|
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we announced that WhatsApp is finally working on a new feature: the ability to pin messages, available in a future update of the app. Thanks to this feature, users will be able to prioritize their important messages and keep them at the top of their chat list for easy access.
The feature is still in development but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update available on the Play Store, we can preview how a pinned message will look within a conversation once the feature is fully developed and released in the future:
As you can see in this screenshot, we pinned a message within a conversation. In order to pin a message, it’s needed to select the “Pin” action within the message options. Once pinned, a small icon will appear on the chat bubble indicating that the message is pinned, and the message will be shown at the top of the conversation for quick access whenever needed.
As we said in our other story, we think the ability to pin messages to the top of chats is helpful: it will allow everyone in the chat to find important messages easily later on. In addition, pinned messages also make our group chats more organized as when we get a lot of messages, it can be hard to keep track of what’s important: pinned messages definitely help us keep important messages easy to find and keep everyone focused on the most important things.
The ability to pin messages is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. When we have more details to share with you, we will definitely publish an additional article on this website.
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