Keeping the features rolling in, Snapchat added a pin function to the chat screen. This allows users to keep in touch with those that matter to them, while free to follow as many other Snapchatters as they like. Pinning also helps better organize your chat screen since you don’t have to scroll through your hundreds of snaps to find your favorite person!
What does a pin mean on Snapchat
Snapchat’s pin feature allows users to keep the people they interact with the most, right at the top of their chats. Normally, when you interact with a person, Snapchat moves that person’s chat to the top of the list.
Even if you haven’t interacted with the user, but they sent you a snap/message, the user is moved to the top of the chat column. However, when you pin a user they remain at the top, irrespective of who has sent the last snap/message.
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What do you need?
The pin feature is available only on the iOS devices for now (as of June 3rd, 2020). So, if you have got an Android device, you can’t pin a conversation for now.
How to pin a conversation
To pin a conversation on Snapchat you need to have the latest version of the app installed on your iOS device. So the first thing you want to do is update your app if it’s not on the latest version.
Once you have the latest version of Snapchat, go ahead and launch the app.
Now swipe right from the camera page, to reach your chats. Locate the chat of the user/group you would like to pin to the top of your chats. Tap and hold on the user/group to bring up additional options.
Tap More > pin Conversation. That’s it! You will see a red pin ? appear next to the user’s name.
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How to unpin a conversation
To unpin a conversation, simply follow the same steps by swiping right, tap and hold on the user chat, and select ‘Unpin conversation’.
What happens if you pin a conversation on Snapchat
When you pin a conversation, no matter how low it is on the list, that conversation will move to the top of the chat list. Even if you receive a new chat/snap, the pinned conversation will remain above them.
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Will Snapchat notify the user?
Users do not get notified when you pin their conversations since the only changes that occur are on your account. Snapchat allows you to pin up to can pin …. people
How to customize your pin emoji
Snapchat now lets you customize your friend emojis; this also includes the pin function! To customize your pin emoji, follow the steps below.
Launch the Snapchat app, and tap on your emoji in the top left corner.
Now go to settings by tapping the ⚙️ in the top right corner. Scroll down to ‘Additional Services’ and tap Manage.
Select ‘Friend Emojis’ to access the emoji customization screen.
Now tap on the pin emoji, to change it whatever you would like!
Now you know how to pin a conversation or group to keep them right at the top. Go ahead and pin your friends and family, so you don’t miss a snap from them.