Not all are chats are productive—and some are so annoying that they become a nightmare. For WhatsApp users, one way out of this is to mute or block such chats and move on with enjoying your conversation with other contacts. Another way to solve this problem is to pin your favorite chats atop the app—and that’s where WhatsApp’s new feature becomes very useful.
A few weeks back, WhatsApp added the beta version of a feature that lets you pin your favorite chats atop the app. The good news is that the feature has now been upgraded from beta, and is now a full-fledged one that can save you a lot of stress.
Once you tap and hold any chat, you will get a new pin icon in the action bar next to the delete, mute, and archive functions. After pinning the chat, a conversation stays on top of the list—and of course, it doesn’t really matter the number of chats/messages received thereafter.
There is a limit to the number of chats you can pin; once that number exceeds 3, you get a notification message saying you can’t pin more. Should you wish to pin another chat, then one of the three earlier added has to be removed to accommodate it.
Pinned chats; the name of the new feature, allows you to pin up to three of your favorite conversations atop the app. What this means is that you can now ignore those annoying chats, and concentrate only on those ones that matter to you.
Great feature no doubt, but it only solves half the problem because those annoying chats still find their way very close to the three pinned conversations. Perhaps, future update could improve this feature, and WhatsApp could increase the number to further push those annoying chats down the log.
“With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best friend,” says WhatsApp, per The Independent.
“Users can now pin up to three of the most important group or individual chats to the top of their chat list for easy access – simply tap and hold a chat, and then tap the pin icon at the top of your screen.”
It is also easy to unpin any of the three chats. You can do this by tapping and holding the chat down to unpin it. Replacing a pinned chat with another one also follows similar pattern. Better still, you can mute or archive any conversation using the same pattern of tapping and holding it down.
WhatsApp is also reportedly testing an “unsend” feature that will let you recall any chat sent in error within a specific timeframe after the send button has been tapped. Recall, that similar feature is also available on the BlackBerry Messenger, and is one that a lot of users have been calling for.
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