WhatsApp adds support for pinning messages; here’s how it works
Meta has announced the addition of pinned messages to its WhatsApp messaging app. The feature is currently rolling out to users, so it may take some time for everyone to see it in their app. To better understand how pinned messages work, an extensive FAQ related to the new feature is now available for users to peruse.
On Android, users can tap and hold the message, tap the three-dot icon, select Pin, and then choose the pin duration: 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days. Meanwhile, iPhone users must tap and hold the message, tap More options, then tap Pin, and select the pin duration: 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
To unpin a message before the time runs out, simply tap and hold the message, and choose Unpin. For web and desktop users, head to the message that you want to unpin, click the arrow down icon, and choose Unpin.
For group chats, WhatsApp mentions that group admins can choose to allow members to pin messages in the group chat. This option is available on Android devices by turning Edit group settings on or off in the Group Settings menu. On iPhones, the option is available in the Group info / Group Settings / Edit Group Settings / select All members or Only Admins. Keep in mind that when a message is pinned in a group chat, a system message will be shared with everyone in the chat.