Now You Can Pin Your Favourite What­sApp Con­tact on the Top


WhatsApp has released another feature to make chatting with your friends even more convenient as now you’ll be able to pin your favourite contact to the top of the Chats tab in the app.

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The company is currently testing the new feature as it has been rolled out for beta users of the app.

If you’re a beta user with WhatsApp Android version 2.17.163, then you’ll be able to pin your favourite contact at the top of the Chat tabs.

Doing this will ensure that no matter how many messages you get from different contacts, the one that matters to you the most stays on top and you don’t miss it.

How to Pin a Contact to the Top?

Pinning the contact on the top can be done directly from the Chats tab, you just need to ensure that your beta version of the app is updated to the aforementioned version to be able to use this feature.

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  • Open WhatsApp and head to the Chats Tab.
  • Press the contact that you want to pin to the top.
  • You’ll see a Pin icon on the left among several other options including delete, archive and mute.
  • Press on the Pin icon and you’re done.

Currently, WhatsApp only supports pinning three contacts at once. Once your contact is pinned to the top, it won’t be overshadowed by any new messages by other contacts on the phone as the pinned ones always stay on the top.

The feature is currently only available to the Android beta testers of the app and might be rolled out to the masses in the near future.

Earlier, WhatsApp had rolled back the ‘text status update’ after a major public outcry as most of the users weren’t particularly overwhelmed by the new interactive status update — a copy of Snapchat Stories.

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