Android allows you to implement the ‘Set Chats’ feature, which allows you to place up to three chats at the top of your WhatsApp account’s general chat list.
This way, the chats you set up will always appear at the top so you don’t have to search through hundreds of conversations to find them easily.
So how does it work? To pin a chat: hold your finger over the chat you want to pin and when it is selected tap the ‘pin’ icon at the top of the screen. To remove the pin, simply press again, this time touching the crossed out pin icon.
This simple gesture can save you a lot of time searching through the thousands of WhatsApp conversations you may have accumulated if you are one of those who never delete chats.
What about the iPhone?
iOS makes it even easier to implement this feature. Like Android, the operating system allows you to set up to three chats on your Apple device.
Just decide which chats you want to pin on top of your WhatsApp chats and, with your finger on top of either the individual chat or the group chat, swipe to the right – the pin option appears and you can pin it on top. To undo it, do the same but click on ‘Undo’.
Note: If you make the gesture too quickly, the functionality you will set in motion will be marked as ‘Unread’.