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iOS 15: What Happens When You Pin in iMessage

The tiniest details may make all the difference, and Apple has nearly perfected the art of polishing the tiniest details. Whether it’s the way an Apple user consumes notifications or the new appearance for the Map, the thought process is crucial when making such changes. These are enhancements that many Apple users were unaware they required in the first place.

Yes, the iPhone experience is fluid, intuitive, and clever, with minor fantastic innovations that are clever and imaginative to say the least. One feature, while not as significant in the larger scheme of things, is well worth investigating. So, when you pin in iMessage, this is what happens.



What is pinning on iMessage?

In 2020, as part of the iOS 14 update, pinning was implemented for the first time. However, the initial intent of this function was to allow users to highlight significant discussions, which would subsequently appear above all other talks in your chat list. This feature allows you to pin up to 9 conversations.

Apple improved the pinning functionality at the recent WWDC 2021 event, allowing you to pin a single message or shared material from another user within a discussion.

What happens when you pin in iMessage?

When you pin a message on iMessage, it will remind you to check the content more frequently than it would if it were unpinned by displaying it regularly in your Search. In conjunction with the pin feature, the ‘Shared with You’ feature prioritizes the consumption of pinned content and notifies users to read it via notifications and Share with You sections.

How to pin a message in iMessage

Simply hold down the long-press button on the message or material you want to pin, and it will be pinned.

Alternatively, you can pin a chat by swiping from left to right on it. Now press the Pin symbol on the yellow button. That is all there is to it.

Take a look at an example of a pinned message.

Where can I find my pinned messages?

If you’re using iOS 15 or higher, follow the steps below to find your pinned messages in any message discussion.

Navigate to the relevant chat in iMessage.

Now, at the top of your screen, tap on the contact’s name.

In the ‘Pins’ section, scroll down to find all of your pinned messages.


Tap on ‘See all’ to find the rest of your pins in the selected conversation.

What can you pin in iMessage?

Within an iMessage chat, you can pin any type of shared material or link. You can also pin photographs, movies, URLs, and other anything that have been shared with you. However, it appears that the ability to pin text messages within a conversation is now unavailable in iMessage. Apple may include this as a feature in a future update, but there is no definite information available at this time. Within an iMessage chat, you can only pin shared media files and links for the time being.

So, what are your thoughts on the pin feature? Please let us know in the comments section. Take precautions and keep yourself safe!

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