When you pin someone’s chat on Snapchat, that chat always appears at the top of the “Chat” screen. This ensures you don’t miss any messages from that person. We’ll show you how to pin and unpin people in Snapchat.
Note: As of the writing in December 2021, you can only pin chats in Snapchat for iPhone. Snapchat for Android has yet to receive the feature.
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What Happens When You Pin People on Snapchat
When you pin a conversation, it always appears at the top of your “Chat” screen, even if you receive new messages in other conversations. If you no longer want a chat at the top, you can easily unpin that conversation.
Snapchat also lets you customize the icon used to display the pinned chats. We’ll cover that as well here in this guide.
Pin a Conversation With Someone on Snapchat
To pin a conversation, first, open Snapchat on your iPhone. In the bottom bar of the app, tap “Chat” (a bubble icon).
On the “Chat” screen, tap and hold the conversation you want to pin.
In the menu that opens, tap “Chat Settings.”
In the “Chat Settings” menu, tap “Pin Conversation.”
And your selected chat is now pinned to the top of the “Chat” screen. Next to this chat, you will see a pin icon.
Enjoy quick access to your favorite chats!
If you use Google Chat, you can pin conversations in that service as well.
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Unpin a Conversation With Someone on Snapchat
To unpin a chat and remove it from the top of the “Chat” screen, first, open Snapchat on your iPhone. In the app’s bottom bar, tap the “Chat” option (a bubble icon).
On the “Chat” page, tap and hold the pinned chat to unpin.
In the menu that appears, tap “Chat Settings.”
In the “Chat Settings” menu, select “Unpin Conversation.”
And that’s it. Your selected conversation is no longer pinned.
Change the Pinned Conversation Icon on Snapchat
If you do not like the default icon used for pinned chats, replace it with any other icon of your choice. You can always revert back to the default icon.
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To do so, first, open Snapchat on your iPhone. In the app’s top-left corner, tap your profile icon.
On the profile page, in the top-right corner, tap “Settings” (a gear icon).
On the “Settings” page, scroll down to the “Additional Services” section. Then tap “Manage.”
In the “Manage” menu, tap “Friend Emojis.”
At the bottom of the “Friend Emojis” screen, tap “Pinned Conversation.”
You now have various icons on your screen. To make an icon the default for pinned chats, tap that icon on this screen. Snapchat will immediately start using that icon for your pinned conversations.
To go back, in the app’s top-left corner, tap the back-arrow icon.
And you are all set.
The option to pin a conversation in Snapchat is really useful, as it helps you keep your important chats easily reachable. We hope you enjoy using it.
Did you know you can pin conversations in the Messages app on your iPhone and iPad, too?
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Do you often find it challenging to locate conversations with your close friends or favorite people on Snapchat? Use Snapchat’s “Pin” feature to affix individual or group conversations to the top of the chat screen. Pinning people on Snapchat lowers the chances of missing important messages or snaps.
This tutorial will show you how to pin conversations and group chats on Snapchat. Additionally, you’ll learn how to unpin and manage pinned conversations in the Snapchat app.
Pinning Snapchat conversations is only available to iOS users—the Snapchat app for Android devices lacks the “Pin Conversation” feature. That means you can only pin people on Snapchat if you have an iPhone.
Snapchat may roll out the feature to Android users sometime in the future. But for now, pinning Snapchat conversations is limited to iPhone users. If you have an iPhone, follow the steps below to pin conversations to your Snapchat chat feed.
You can also access a conversation’s settings and pin a conversation directly from the Chat Screen. Tap and hold the chat you want to pin, select Chat Settings, and select Pin Conversation.
Return to the chat screen, and you’ll find the person or conversation pinned to the top of your feed. You should also see a thumbtack or pin icon next to the conversation.
Pinning conversations on Snapchat is a private action. Snapchat doesn’t send a notification to people or groups you pinned in the app.
Customize the Snapchat Pin Icon
Snapchat allows you to customize the icon or identifier for pinned conversations. If you dislike the default Thumbtack/Pin icon, you can switch to a different emoji anytime.
The newly selected emoji will appear next to all pinned conversations on the chat feed.
You can change emojis for pinned conversations as many times as you want. However, you cannot use different emojis for each pinned conversation. All pinned conversations will have the same emoji or identifier.
How Many People Can You Pin On Snapchat?
At the moment, Snapchat users can only pin three people or conversations to the top of the chat feed. When you hit the limit and try to pin a (fourth) conversation, Snapchat displays the “Can’t Pin Conversation” error message. Unpin one of your pinned chats and try pinning the person again.
How to Unpin Someone on Snapchat
Unpinning a conversation from the top of the chat feed is easy. Tap and hold the pinned conversation, select Chat Settings, and tap Unpin Conversation.
Snapchat will unpin the person and move your conversation with them down the chat list.
Use the Pin
Pinning conversations is a common feature on many social media and instant messaging apps. WhatsApp, iMessage, Twitter, Telegram, and iMessage allow users to pin up to three, nine, six, and five chats, respectively. However, only Snapchat supports the customization of the thumbtack icon.
If you’re having issues pinning Snapchat conversations, close and reopen the app and try again. Updating Snapchat in the App Store can also fix bugs affecting the Pin feature.