Reports of WhatsApp testing new features surface online every other work to add more functionalities to the popular messaging app, and a new report suggests it is about to get a new pinning feature. The new WhatsApp update for Android beta users allows them to pin conversations with the most commonly-contacted friends on top of the Chats tab. In beta phase right now, the new WhatsApp pinning feature is expected to roll out to the public soon with an update for the stable version of the app.
Android Police was the first one to spot the new WhatsApp pinning feature in the latest version of Android beta; if you're running WhatsApp beta for Android versions 2.17.162 or 2.17.163, you'll most likely be able to use it. Press on the individual/ group chat you want to pin to the top, and choose the Pin symbol from the top bar. The new WhatsApp update brings other options such as Delete, Mute, and Archive as well, alongside Pin.
Once you pin a chat, it will remain on the top of your chat list, irrespective of your dialogue or conversation timings with the individual or group concerned. Even though you have more recent WhatsApp chats with other individuals and groups, you will see them after these pinned chats. WhatsApp allows you to pin a maximum number of three chats, after which it will throw a notification that 'You can only pin up to 3 chats' if you try to pin another chat.
You can also un-pin WhatsApp chats whenever you please, by long pressing the option, and disabling the Pin button. As mentioned, this feature is in the new WhatsApp beta version and has not rolled out to stable versions yet. If you cannot wait to use these feature, sign up for WhatsApp beta on Google Play from your Android phone. Furthermore, you can also download the APK File from APK Mirror.