WhatsApp has reportedly been testing many new features recently to make chats more fun and convenient, and another such feature has come to light. The new WhatsApp update allows users to pin conversations with their favourite contacts to the top to the Chats tab. The new feature is being tested on Android for now, but is expected to roll out to stable versions of the app soon.
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 unpin 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.