WhatsApp may soon get message pin duration feature: Details

WhatsApp may soon get message pin duration feature: Details

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Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature called message pin duration. Spotted by WaBetaInfo, the feature is currently under development. It is discovered in WhatsApp beta for Android update available on the Google Play Store.

Explaining how the message pin duration will work, the report says that it will enable users to choose how long a message should stay pinned in a chat. It also shares a screenshot of the feature that shows how users will have the flexibility to select a specific duration after which the pinned message is automatically unpinned. 

It says that the feature, currently, will offer three different durations: 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days to its users to choose from. The report further adds that users will have the option to unpin the current pinned message at any time, even before the chosen duration expires, “giving users greater flexibility and control over their pinned messages.”

How will message pin duration feature help users?

WaBetaInfo, in its reports says that the new message pin duration feature will provide people with a convenient way to ensure timely and relevant information stays visible for a desired period. Once the set time elapses, the message is automatically unpinned, helping to maintain an organized, up-to-date, and clearer conversation.

At the moment, the feature is under development and is expected to be released to beta testers in a future update of the app. 

In a related news, a new WhatsApp scam has appeared online. Called ‘Pink WhatsApp’, the scammers are sending the link to numerous individuals, enticing them with the promise of a revamped WhatsApp interface and exciting new features. Recently, the Mumbai Police released a public advisory regarding a popular WhatsApp message known as ‘Pink WhatsApp.’ In their advisory, law enforcement officials have alerted the public about this emerging hoax circulating on the platform. They have emphasized the importance of refraining from clicking on the link or downloading the associated application.

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Updated: 25 Jun 2023, 03:57 PM IST

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