How to Pin Chat on WhatsApp
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How to Pin Chat on WhatsApp and Telegram

In this post, you’ll see the steps to pin and unpin WhatsApp and Telegram chat.

Also, you’ll view the steps to pin messages on Telegram and let the admin only pin messages on the Telegram group. Let’s start.

Pin and Unpin Chat on WhatsApp

Note that:

  • WhatsApp shows chats in chronological order by default.
  • WhatsApp’s pin chat feature lets you pin the chats you prefer. When you pin a conversation, it’ll appear at the top of the “Chats” tab, making finding it easier and quicker.
  • You can pin up to three conversations (contact or group), and a “Pin” symbol appears in each pinned chat.
  • No one knows when you unpin or pin a chat, and the pinned chats are always at the top until unpinned.
  • You can’t pin a message in the group or contact chat.
  • You can’t pin or unpin multiple conversations at once on WhatsApp for iPhone, Web, and Desktop.


Open the WhatsApp app and ensure you’re in the “Chats” tab.

Swipe the conversion to the right.

Tap the “Pin” option, and that’s all.

Pin option on WhatsApp for iPhone
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To unpin a pinned WhatsApp conversation, swipe it to the right. Tap the “Unpin” option.

Unpin option on WhatsApp for iPhone
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Open WhatsApp and long-press the chat. If you wish, you can select up to three conversations.

Tap the “Pin” icon at the top, and that’s it.

Pin icon
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To unpin WhatsApp chats, select them. You’ll see the “Unpin.” Tap on it.

Unpin icon
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Web or Desktop

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

If you’re on the Web, hover the mouse over the conversion on the left sidebar and click the “Down arrow.” If you’re using the Desktop, right-click on the conversation.

On the Web, select “Pin chat” between “Exit group” or “Delete chat” and “Mark as unread or Mark as read.” On the Desktop, select “Pin to top.”

That’s all.

To unpin, follow the steps above. You can see the “Unpin chat” on the Web. On the Desktop, you can view “Unpin.” Click on it.

Here’s an alternative to pin or unpin on the Web: Click the contact or group chat you like and press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + P.

See: How to Delete Frequently Contacted on WhatsApp

Pin and Unpin Chats and Messages in Telegram

Note that:

  • Pinning a message or chat (contact or group) will make finding it quicker and easier.
  • You can’t pin multiple messages at once.
  • When you pin a chat, it has a “Pin” symbol on them. It’ll stay on the top until you unpin it.
  • When you pin a message, it’ll stay at the top of the chat until you unpin it.
  • You can pin up to 5 conversations.


To pin a conversation, open the Telegram app and select the chats you like. Tap the “Pin” icon.

Pin icon
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To unpin, press the pinned conversations and hit the “Unpin” icon.

Unpin icon
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To pin a message, open the conversation and hit the one you prefer.

Hit the “Pin” option, and you can see a popup.

In private chat, you can see “Also Pin for (contact name).” This one will pin the message for that contact too.

In a group chat, you can view “Notify all members.” This one will notify all participants about this pinning.

Select the above option if that’s what you want. Hit “Pin,” and that’s it.

To unpin a message, hit the “X” icon at the top of the pinned message—Hit “Unpin” in the popup.

Alternatively, tap the pinned message in the chat and select “Unpin.”

To unpin all pinned messages at once, tap the icon beside the pinned messages at the top of the chat.

Note: You can also unpin a single one from here by tapping it and selecting the “Unpin” option.

Tap the “Unpin All Messages” at the bottom.

See: How to Know If Someone Blocked You on Telegram


Here are the steps to pin a conversation:

Press the chat in the Telegram “Chats” tab. Hit the “Pin” between the “Mark as Unread (or Read)” and “Mute.”

To unpin a conversation on Telegram, long-press the pinned chat and hit the “Unpin” option.

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Here is an alternative method to do the above tasks:

To pin, slide the conversation to the right and hit the “Pin” option. If you want to unpin, follow this step, and tap the “Unpin” option.

To pin a message on Telegram, open the chat and long-press the one you prefer. Tap the “Pin” option.

Pin option
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You can see these options if you’re on group chat:

  • “Pin and notify all members” (this one pin the message and notify it to all members)
  • “Only Pin” (only pin message and didn’t do anything else)

If you’re on private chat, you can see these options:

  • Pin for me and (contact name) – Pins the message for you and the contact on whose chat screen you’re on now. It’ll also notify this pinning to that contact.
  • Pin for me – pins the message only for you.

Choose the one you prefer.

To unpin a message on Telegram, follow these steps:

If you see an “X” icon beside the pinned message, hit it and tap “Unpin” in the popup.

Here’s an alternate method: Long-press the pinned one and tap the “Unpin” option.

To unpin all messages, hit the icon beside the pinned messages, and you can see the latter now.

Note: To unpin a single one from here, long-press it and select the “Unpin” option.

Tap “Unpin All Messages” at the bottom.

Web or Desktop

Let’s see pinning chats first. Open the Telegram Desktop app or Web. Right-click on the conversation and click the “Pin” or “Pin to top” option.

To unpin, follow the above steps and click the “Unpin” or “Unpin from top” option.

Here are the steps to pin and unpin a message on the Web or Desktop app:

Open the chat and right-click on the one you like. Select “Pin.”

On the Desktop, in the popup, deselect “Notify all members” if you wish if you’re on a group chat. In the popup, if you’re on a private conversation, select “Also pin for (contact name)” to pin the message for the contact and yourself. Remember that this will notify the contact about this pinning. Hit “Pin.”

On the Web, if you’re on a group conversation, select “Pin” or “Pin and Notify All Members.” If you’re on a private chat, select “Pin” or “Pin for Me and (contact name).”

To unpin the pinned message, hit the “X” icon beside it and the “Unpin” in the popup.

Alternatively, right-click the pinned message and click “Unpin.” On the Desktop, click “Unpin.”

To unpin all pinned messages, click on the icon beside the pinned messages at the chat’s top.

Note: You can unpin a single one here by right-clicking it and selecting the “Unpin” option. On the Desktop, click “Unpin” in the popup.

Click “Unpin All X Messages.” X is the number of pinned messages. Hit “Unpin.”

Allow Admin Only to Pin Messages on Telegram Group

By default, any participant can pin messages on the Telegram group. If you like to let admin only do that, follow the below steps:

Android or iPhone

Tap the group chat in the Telegram group and its name at the top.

On iPhone, tap “Edit” at the top right. On Android, hit the “Pencil” icon at the top right.

Select “Permissions.”

Turn off “Pin Messages.” On iPhone, hit “Back.” On Android, hit the “Tick” icon.

That’s all. You can revert by following the above steps and turning on the above option.

Web or Desktop

Open the group conversation on the Web or Desktop and hit its name.

On the Desktop, hit the three vertical dots and select “Manage group.” If you’re using the Web, hit the “Pencil” icon in the right sidebar.

Select “Permissions” and disable “Pin messages.”

On the Desktop, click “Save.” On the Web, hit the “Tick” icon and click the “Back arrow.”

That’s it. To revert, follow the steps above and turn on the above option.