The instant messaging application WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is reportedly working on a feature to choose how long messages remain pinned in chats and groups. With this feature, it’s possible to pin a particular message to individual chats and groups, making it easier for everyone in the conversation to flag it for future reference.
“While the feature is still in development, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is now developing a feature that allows users to choose how long a must remain fixed. a chat, and it will be available in a future update to the app,” WABetaInfo reported.
According to the report, Meta’s application is planning to release a feature that will allow people to choose in a conversation how long their pin will last. With this feature, users have the flexibility to select a specific duration after which the pinned post will be automatically unpinned.
At the moment, WABetaInfo discovered through the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update that WhatsApp wants to offer users 3 different durations: 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days. As mentioned in the alert, it is possible to unpin the current pinned message at any time, even before the chosen duration has expired, giving users more flexibility and control over their pinned messages.
With pinned messages, the Meta ownership platform aims to provide users with a tool that allows them to make important information or announcements to stay prominently at the top of a conversation so that they are easily accessible and not overlooked by other messages, the report said.
In addition, the new message pin duration feature provides a convenient way to ensure that timely and relevant information remains visible for a desired period of time. Once the set time has elapsed, the message is automatically detached, helping to maintain an organized, up-to-date, and clearer conversation.
The feature to choose how long to pin messages within chats and groups, along with the ability to pin messages, is in development and will be released to beta testers in a future update of the app.