How To Pin and Unpin Messages on iPhone and iPad?

Pin and Unpin messages on iPhone and iPad
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Do you know Apple IOS added a new feature to pin and unpin text messages with IOS 14? Pinned messages are those conversations that are your priorities, you want those conversations on the top of messages. So, you will never miss any message from that conversation.

You can pin the conversation according to its importance. If you pinned a conversation, it would be easy for you to access. Pinned messages conversation on iPhone and iPad make that person’s chat easy to find, but it takes more space.

Sometimes, when you need to find a particular conversation, it will become hard to find that chat, so pinning a chat is a great way to prioritize that chat. You can pin up to 9 conversations on both the devices, it can be an iPhone or an iPad.

Pinned conversations are always at the top of the message list, and the pinned contacts appear in separate large circles. Messages on iPhone and iPad are simple features.

You can also unpin the pinned chat, it is not necessary that once you pin a chat you can not unpin it. You can unpin a chat whenever you want to do it. When you unpin a chat it will appear as the other chats appear.

Unpinning a chat means removing the chat from your priority. It will not be shown in your pinned chat anymore.

In this article, you will get to know how can you pin and unpin messages on iPhone and iPad?

How can you pin a chat or conversation on an iPhone and iPad?

There are actually 3 ways to pin a chat. Look for these ways one by one.


  • First, open the messaging app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now your app is opened, and you can see the message list appearing in front of you.
  • Long press on the chat that you want to pin or want that chat on the top.
  • Tap on the option pin (name)

Now your chat is pinned by the first way.


  • You have to open the messaging app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now you can see your message list, you have to swipe right across that chat, which you want to pin and want that chat on the top.
  • When you swipe right, you will be able to see a yellow pin icon, simply just tap on it to the chat, and once you tap your chat will be pinned.

And your chat is now pinned by the second way too.


  • Open the messaging app on your IOS devices like iPhone or iPad.
  • In your message list, in the top left corner of the screen, you will abe to see the option ‘Edit’, just tap on it.
  • Then you have to tap on the ‘Edit Pins’ option, which you will get in a pop option menu on your screen.
  • Choose the conversation which you want to pin, on the right of that conversation, just tap on the yellow pin icon.

Finally, you pinned the chat by the third way.


When you pin a chat, you can not see that chat below. As you pinned it, it will always be on the top of the screen within those pinned large circles.

If there is no profile picture of that contact, there will appear the first letter of the name of that contact, like if the contact name is saved by the name ‘Robert’ and there is no profile picture of the contact, so, you can see the letter ‘R’ in that large circle with a grey background.

How to unpin a chat or conversation on an iPhone and iPad?

What to do when you want a chat not to be shown on the top which you have pinned before, simple, just unpin it. Don’t know how to unpin a chat? Here I will tell you some easy steps to unpin a chat.

So, if you want to unpin a chat follow the steps given below:

  • Open the messaging app
  • Long press on the pinned chat which you want to unpin.
  • There appears a new menu
  • Tap on Unpin.

Your pinned chat is now unpinned, Now it will also appear like the other unpinned chats. You will no longer see that chat on the top of messaging app.

Where does a chat go, when you pin a message How can unpin a chat or conversation on an iPhone and iPad?

When you pin a message or chat, it will directly go on the top of the screen, we usually pin a chat when we want to prioritize that person or you don’t want to ignore the message of that person.

So, if you are pinning a chat, it will be seen on the top and unique, which appear in a large circle, which can have a profile picture or can have avatars like Snapchat avatar. Usually, we pin chats of our family members, close ones, friends, or important contacts.

Where does a chat go, when you unpin a message How can unpin a chat or conversation on an iPhone and iPad?

When you unpin a message or chat, it will be shown as the other messages appear. Those conversations will not be taken as your priority anymore.

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When you prioritize someone, that person will always be on the top of your mind. As it is when you don’t want to skip someone’s message, pin their chat. So that whenever you open the chatbox, you will always get their message on the top of the screen.

By pinning the chat, their chat will be on the top, whenever you open the messaging app, you will be able to see the message from that person.

What if you don’t want to see someone’s message on the top or if that person is irritating you or they are in your pinned chat. You can use a simple way, to unpin the chat of that person so that person’s message will not appear on the top of the screen anymore.

And what to do when you are tired of that person’s message? The best one is Block that person.

I hope the above article will help you to pin and unpin messages. If you have any queries regarding this article, feel free to ask them. Ask your queries in the comment section.

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