WhatsApp Introduces ‘Favourites’ Chat Filter for Easier Access to Key Conversations

Mahek Baid
Mahek Baid June 1, 2024
Updated 2024/06/01 at 6:59 AM

WhatsApp for Android is working on a new feature that will allow users to add and filter their favorite chats for easier access. This feature is presently in development and is being rolled out to testers who have signed up via the Google Play Beta Program.

New Feature

The “Favorites” chat filter feature aims to improve chat and make important conversations more accessible. Here’s how it works:

Filtering Chats

Users can segregate their favorite chats using the new filter. This feature will be helpful for those who receive messages from various contacts and struggle to find their regular conversations.

Adding to Favourites

Users can manually add contacts to their favorites list by clicking the “Add to Favourites” option. This allows them to prioritize specific people and groups across WhatsApp.


Users can also remove and reorder chats within their favorites list according to their preferences.

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While the feature is currently available in beta on WhatsApp for Android, it may not be immediately visible to all beta testers; however, it is expected to roll out gradually over the next few days.

Other Recent WhatsApp Updates

In addition to the “Favourites” chat filter, WhatsApp has made other recent updates:

WhatsApp is said to be testing filters for unread messages and groups, which would help users locate specific chats more easily. Additionally, the maximum duration for voice messages in Status updates has been from 30 seconds to one minute.

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