Yesterday we reported that a new update for Telegram is rolling out where users can pin messages at the top of the chat screen, especially in groups, making it easier for members to keep up with what is new. Today we are hearing that a similar feature will be coming to WhatsApp soon.
According to WABetaInfo, the newest WhatsApp beta for Android with build number 2.17.105 comes with a pinning feature. According to the source, users will be able to pin chats (not more than 3, at the moment) in next versions. Also, this feature is disabled by default so users have to turn it on in chat settings.
WhatsApp seems to be playing catch-up. Not only Telegram, it recently copied the Snapchat-like Photo Story feature and put it under the Status section. This feature takes almost the same approach like Snapchat where the your status picture disappears after 24 hours. It also offers the ability to doodle on the video or photo that you are adding to the status.
This wasn’t received very well by all its users and WhatsApp faced a considerable amount of backlash and criticism from users for launching the new feature. Keeping the customer feedback in mind, the company was said to be working on bringing the old version of ‘Status’ back by putting it under the ‘My About’ section.