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WhatsApp releases 'pin messages', 'check health connection' options for iPhone users

WhatsApp message pinning in chats and groups update now allows users to pin messages in chats and groups

By Web Desk
December 11, 2023
A representational image displaying WhatsApp logo on a smartphone. — AFP/File
A representational image displaying WhatsApp logo on a smartphone. — AFP/File

WhatsApp has introduced new features to improve the experience for iPhone users, as the Meta-owned app has begun to roll out pinned messages, a connection health check for video conversations, and a "view once" option for voice messages.

Message pinning in chats and groups now allows users to pin messages in chats and groups and precisely decide how long a message is prominently displayed in their conversations. 

Users can choose between three different periods: 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days. It's vital to note that users can dismiss a pinned message at any moment, even before the specified timeframe expires.

Checking connection health during video conversations is another new function included in this release. Users may access this function by long-pressing their tile during a video conference to reveal real-time feedback on the quality of their connection.

"View Once" option for audio messages allows users to send voice messages with this feature activated. This implies that the audio message cannot be shared, forwarded, copied, saved, or recorded by the receiver. This offers additional privacy and protection to voice communications, guaranteeing that the communicated material is only available to the receiver for a single opening.

This latest update has already begun to arrive for Apple iPhone owners in India. According to the official changelog, if you haven't gotten the update yet, it should arrive in the next weeks. you obtain the most recent updates, be sure you routinely update WhatsApp from the App Store.