WhatsApp, the meta-owned popular instant messaging platform, is reportedly planning to release pinned messages feature and a redesigned chat attachment menu for the users. Soon, users will be able to highlight a message by pinning it to the top of their chat conversations, making it easier for other people to access to important or frequently referenced messages.
“Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out these features to a limited group of beta testers,” WABetaInfo reported.
According to the report, a new pin action may be visible within the message options after installing the latest update of the app. This option allows users to pin a message to the top of the conversation, making it easier for users to highlight and access important or frequently referenced messages quickly.
“Additionally, some beta testers may experiment with a redesigned chat attachment menu that features a new modern style. It’s important to note that since these features are currently available to a limited group of beta testers, it may take a while before they become available to a wider audience,” the report said.
The report also suggested that, with the ability to pin a message, users gain precise control over how long a message remains prominently displayed in their chats as it’s possible to choose three different durations — 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days.
However, it’s also possible to dismiss the current pinned message at any time, even before the chosen duration expires. It is also important to noted that pinned messages are also available in individual conversations, making it easier to highlight specific content even within private chats.
The pinned messages feature and the redesigned chat share sheet are currently accessible to a select group of beta testers who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta update from the Google Play Store. These features will gradually become available to a wider audience in the upcoming weeks.