You can now pin up to 3 messages on WhatsApp: Mark Zucker

WhatsApp's Pin feature lets you keep a message pinned for 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days
An undated image of the Whatsapp icon is displayed on a mobile screen. — Canva

An undated image of the Whatsapp icon is displayed on a mobile screen. — Canva

Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now pin up to three messages at a time a time in every single chat.

This development — WhatsApp released to keep up with its unmatched frequency of improving user experience — is a built upon an existing feature which earlier allowed users to pin only one messages in every individual and group conversation. 

The announcement was made on Thursday by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp head Will Cathcart on their respective WhatsApp Channels.

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The feature was originally introduced in December last year, in a bid to enable users mark important reminders, someone's address, a venue you've panned trip to, or anything which needs to be saved in order to be viewed instantly. Users can pin all sorts of messages, be it text messages, images, or polls.

How to pin a message on WhatsApp

To pin a message, you need to long press on the message, then tap on three dots located at the top-right corner of the chatbox, then tap Pin from the options available.

The feature also lets you decide the duration to keep the message pinned, letting you pin a message for 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days. The 7 days options is selected by default. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer an option to keep a significantly important message pinned forever.