You're using WhatsApp wrong – genius trick ensures important chats are at top of your inbox

EVER opened up WhatsApp and had to scroll through tonnes of chats before finding the one you're looking for?

If so, you could save yourself a few precious seconds by pinning your favourite groups and contacts to the top of your inbox.

Why pin chats on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is booming in popularity – around two billion people use the app every month.

And if you're constantly chatting on WhatsApp, it's easy to lose track of the most important conversations on the app.

Busy group chats full of work pals or that stag/hen night can bury a partner or family member low down in your app.

But it's possible to permanently pin any chat to the top of your feed.

It makes it much easier to find the most important chats in your life – especially if you have loads clogging up your feed.

The feature works for both one-on-one conversations and group chats.

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How to pin WhatsApp chats on Android, iPhone and desktop

On an Android phone, tap and hold the chat you want to pin.

Then tap the Pin icon that appears at the top of the screen.

To unpin the chat, tap and hold it, then tap the Remove Pin icon.

On an iPhone, swipe right on the chat you want to pin.

Then tap Pin, which will lock the chat to the top of your app.

To unpin a chat, swipe right on the pinned chat and then tap Unpin.

If you're using WhatsApp for desktop, click the down arrow at the right side of a chat.

Then choose Pin to pin the chat.

Alternatively, to unpin a chat, follow the same steps but press Unpin Chat.

Remember that you can only pin up to three specific chats to the top of your inbox.

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