WhatsApp beta for Android allows users to pin chats to the top

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 02 May 2017
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WhatsApp may soon allow users to pin three favourite conversations to the top. The feature has been spotted in beta version for Android

WhatsApp beta for Android allows users to pin chats to the top

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WhatsApp may soon let users pin their favourite chats at the top of their conversation list. Android Police notes the feature has been spotted in the beta version of its app and it allows to pin three conversations to the top.

WhatsApp users can tap and hold on any chat in the conversation list and the option to pin shows up at the top. Once pinned, the chat stays on the top of the list regardless of the last communication time. The feature has been spotted in the beta version 2.17.163 of the app, and will probably take a bit of time before being rolled out to general users. 

The option to pin favourite or useful conversation to the top has been a trademark feature among most email services. With WhatsApp adopting the feature, it is primarily eliminating the need to scroll through a huge list of conversations.

In the past few months, WhatsApp has been steadily adding new features that aim to add more to the user experience. After rolling out support for video calling, it added two-step verification to tighten the security aspect of its app. The social messaging app recently got its own Snapchat-clone and is also testing live location sharing feature.

WhatsApp is currently used by over 1.2 billion users globally and has 200 million monthly active users in India. Further, the service is reportedly testing P2P payment model to support government's Digital India initiative.

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