WhatsApp Brings Pinned Messages and Connection Health Check to iPhone Users

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Meta-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has rolled out a trio of new features for iPhone users, including pinned messages, connection health checks for video calls, and a “view once” option for voice messages. These updates enhance the user experience by offering greater control over message visibility, video call quality, and privacy.

Key Highlights:

  • Pin important messages to the top of individual and group chats for easy access.
  • Check the health of your internet connection during video calls for improved clarity.
  • New “view once” feature for voice messages adds an ephemeral layer of privacy.
  • Update currently rolling out to iPhone users.

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Pinned Messages

The highly anticipated “pin messages” feature allows users to pin up to five messages to the top of individual and group chats. This makes it easier to access important information or frequently referenced messages without having to scroll through the entire chat history. Pinned messages are visible to all participants in the chat and remain accessible even when new messages are sent.

Connection Health Check

For a smoother video calling experience, WhatsApp has introduced a new “check health connection” option. This feature allows users to assess their internet connection quality before initiating or joining a video call. By identifying potential issues with network bandwidth or stability, users can proactively take steps to improve call quality and avoid disruptions.

View Once Voice Messages

Adding a layer of ephemerality to voice messages, WhatsApp has implemented the “view once” feature. Similar to the existing disappearing photos and videos functionality, voice messages sent with “view once” enabled will disappear after the recipient listens to them once. This provides users with more control over the lifespan of their shared voice messages and enhances privacy.

Availability and Future Updates

The latest WhatsApp update with these new features is currently rolling out to iPhone users worldwide. Android users can expect to receive these updates soon. As WhatsApp continues to develop and refine its platform, users can anticipate further enhancements to features and functionalities in the future.

WhatsApp’s latest update for iPhone users provides valuable tools for efficient communication and enhanced privacy. The ability to pin important messages, check internet connection health for video calls, and send disappearing voice messages demonstrates the platform’s commitment to user experience and adaptability. These features are sure to be welcomed by millions of WhatsApp users worldwide, further solidifying its position as a leading messaging platform.


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Jamie Davidson

Jamie Davidson is the Marketing Communications Manager for Vast Conference, a meeting solution providing HD-audio, video conferencing with screen sharing, and a mobile app to easily and reliably get work done."