In iOS 14, Apple introduced the pinning feature, enabling users to keep track of conversations and threads in Messenger by pinning favourite conversations. If you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 14 or later, you can now pin up to 9 messages on both devices.

Here’s how you can pin a message or a thread on your iPhone and iPad.

Pinning a message conversation on iPhone

  1. Open Messages
  2. Tap Edit (top-left of your screen).
  3. Select Edit Pins
  4. Tap the yellow pin icon – it’s to the right of the conversation that you want to pin. You can select multiple messages.
  5. Tap Done

Your pinned messages will appear at the top of the screen. They’ll no longer appear with the rest of your messages.

There’s an alternative way of pinning messages conversation – which we’re outlining below. This method is particularly useful if you’re pinning a single thread.

  1. Open Messages
  2. Long press on the conversation that you want to pin until a pop-up appears.
  3. Press Pin

Unpinning conversations in Messages

  1. Long press the large contact icon
  2. Tap Unpin [contact name]


  1. Tap Edit (top-left of your screen)
  2. Tap the minus icon that’s on the conversation that you’d like to unpin