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(2022) How to Star and See Starred Messages in WhatsApp

Written by Thirumalraj

The “starred messages” feature lets you star messages in WhatsApp, making finding them easy and quick. In this post, you’ll see the steps to star single or multiple WhatsApp messages.

You can also view how to see the starred messages and unstar them. I use the app (Android and iPhone), Web, and Desktop. Let’s start.

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Star Messages in WhatsApp on Android Phone or iPhone

Here’s how you can star a specific message on WhatsApp:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Hit the group or contact chat you prefer.
  3. Long press the message. It can be yours or someone else’s. You can select multiple messages if you’re on Android.
  4. Choose “Star” from the options if you’re using an iPhone. You will see the Star icon beside the Reply icon at the top on Android. Tap on it.

That’s it.

Follow these steps to complete the same task on WhatsApp Web or Desktop app:

Open the chat and hover over the message you want. Please click the down arrow and select “Star message.”

That’s it.

To star multiple messages on WhatsApp at once:

Open the chat. Click three vertical or horizontal dots at the top right, then “Select messages.” Select the messages and click the “Star” icon at the bottom.

Here are some important things to note:

  • What happens when you star a WhatsApp message? You’ll see a “star” in that message.
  • Not only text, but you can also star the media.
  • Who can see starred messages on WhatsApp? Other than you, no one else can see your WhatsApp starred messages.
  • Can someone know if you star a WhatsApp message? Except for you, no one knows that.

See Starred Messages on WhatsApp

Follow the steps below to see all starred messages from all WhatsApp chats:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

On Android, hit the three vertical dots on the top right. Tap Starred messages between Linked devices and Payments.

On your iPhone, tap the Settings tab at the bottom. Select Starred Messages.

That’s all.

If you’re on WhatsApp Web or Desktop app, follow these steps:

Click on three vertical or horizontal dots on the left sidebar.

Select “Starred” between Archived and Settings if you’re in the former. Else, select Starred messages.

Follow these steps on Android or iPhone to check starred messages for a specific chat only:

Open the conversation and tap the name on top. Select Starred Messages.

That’s it. You can now only see starred messages from this conversation.

Follow these steps to complete this task on WhatsApp Web or Desktop app:

Please open chat and click the name at the top. You can find Starred Messages between Mute notifications and Disappearing Messages on the right sidebar.

Select it, and you’ll look at all the starred messages from that chat.

Note: Remember that tapping or clicking on the starred message will take you to that message.

Unstar WhatsApp Messages

You can unstar single, multiple, or all starred messages simultaneously.

Here are two things to note:

  • Remember that removing a star from a message won’t delete it.
  • You can also follow all steps below for starred messages from a particular chat.

Follow these steps to unstar single or multiple messages on an Android device or iPhone:

Open WhatsApp chat.

Long press the message from which you wish to remove the star. Remember that on Android, you can select multiple messages.

Select the “Unstar” icon at the top if you’re on Android. If you’re using an iPhone, tap the Unstar option.

That’s all.

Alternatively, follow these steps to complete the same task:

Go to the “Starred messages” section (steps are in the above area).

If you’re on Android, follow these steps: Select the message(s) you want to unstar. Tap the Unstar icon at the top. That’s it.

If you’re on the iPhone, follow these steps: Tap Edit on the top right. Select the message(s) you want to unstar and tap the Star icon at the bottom. Return to the Starred Messages section by tapping Done on the top right.

That’s all.

Follow these steps to unstar a single or many starred messages on WhatsApp Web or Desktop app:

To unstar a single message, do these:

Open the contact or group chat and hover over the message. Click the down arrow, then the “Unstar message” option.

That’s all.

Alternatively, follow these steps to complete the same task:

Go to “Starred” or “Starred messages” (steps are in the above section) and hover over the message.

Would you mind clicking the down arrow in the message and selecting the “Unstar message” option?

To unstar multiple messages, do these:

Open chat and click three vertical or horizontal dots on the top right.

Please click “Select messages.” Select the messages and click the Unstar icon at the bottom.

That’s it.

Here’s how you can unstar all the starred WhatsApp messages simultaneously. This only works on the WhatsApp app (Android), Desktop, and Web.

Go to the “Starred” or “Starred messages” section, depending on your device (steps are in the above area). Click three vertical or horizontal dots on top, then Unstar all.

Select Unstar in the popup, and that’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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