You may have heard the word Pinned Conversation many times if you’re a regular Snapchat user. This pinning option isn’t an old feature. In fact, Snapchat introduced it in the month of June 2020. 

But what does pinning someone on Snapchat really mean? Does pinning conversation on Snapchat similar to Twitter or Facebook pinning feature? 

Well, we understand that you’ve got a lot of questions regarding this relatively new feature of Snapchat. And we have all the answers. 

In this post, we’ll show you how to pin someone on Snapchat, and we’ll also show how you can unpin that pin within seconds.

So without much further delay, let’s dive right in.

Can You Pin Anyone on Snapchat?

The short answer is Yes! You can pin any friend or group chat on your Snapchat.

How? Let’s get into the details in the next section.

What Happens When You Pin Someone on Snapchat?

Pinning someone or, rather say, a conversation makes it appear at the top of your screen forever. So, if you want to see your friends, family, or that special someone’s chat every time you open Snapchat, simply pin it away! 

When you pin someone’s chat, you won’t miss any of their snaps. Pinned chats will remain at the top of your screen even when you get new snaps or chats from other users. 

How to Pin Someone on Snapchat

Pinning a conversation on Snapchat is an easy process. Simply follow these steps mentioned below to pin someone on Snapchat.

Step 1. For starters: you have to go to your Friends Screen; if you’re confused about what a Friends screen is, it’s the chat screen where you’ll find everything (snaps, chats) related to your friends. 

You can visit the Friends screen by swiping right from Snapchat’s camera screen. 

Step 2. Then, tap and hold on to the chat (friend or group) you wish to pin. 

Step 3. Then click on the “Chat Settings option”.

snapchat chat settings

Step 5. After this, click on “pin conversation”

How to pin someone on snapchat

Following these processes will automatically keep your friend’s chat on top. And remember, pinning conversation won’t notify the person. 

Moreover, you can customize Snapchat’s pin icon according to your preference. Simply open your Snapchat profile and then tap Settings > Manage > Friend Emojis >Pinned Conversation

However, keep in mind that you can only pin three people or conversations at max.  

How to Unpin Someone on Snapchat

Let’s face it, sometimes friendship doesn’t last forever, and relationships change with people. In cases like this, the last thing you’d want to see in your Snapchat chatbox is that person.  

But if you’ve already pinned that person on your Friends screen, maybe it’s time to unpin them. Here’s what you need to do to unpin someone on Snapchat:

Step 1. Head to the chat screen. Tap and long-press the chat you want to unpin.

Step 2. A pop-up menu will paper. Tap on More.

Step 3. Look for the Unpin Conversation option and click on it. 

How to unpin someone on Snapchat

And, that’s it! Your pinned conversation will be unpinned with just a blink of an eye! 

Just like pinning, unpinning someone on Snapchat won’t notify the person. So, you can stay safe from all the embarrassment. 

Why Can’t You Have The Pin Option on Snapchat?

If you’re using Snapchat from Android, we have bad news for you. The pinning conversation option isn’t available for Android yet. So, Android users won’t be able to pin their friends’ conversations. 

Snapchat was originally launched for iPhone users only. After gaining popularity on all devices and all over the globe, it came to Android as well. That’s why many features like pinning conversation and dark mode aren’t available for Android users.  

However, if you’re an iPhone user and still can’t see the option, make sure you have the latest version of the Snapchat app. 

Wrapping Up

There you go! We hope now you know how to easily pin someone on Snapchat.

Sadly, the pin conversation option isn’t available for Android users. But, as soon as Snapchat rolls out the feature, we’ll be the first one to update you! 

Now it’s your turn:

Have you used the Snapchat pinning option before? Let us know in the comments below.


  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith is a writer at specializing in social media and digital marketing. She likes to make complicated things easily understandable for everyone. Her writing expertise includes how-to guides, social media tips and tricks, and digital marketing. When she's not writing, she is either traveling in some part of the world or painting in her house. She has been writing for the past 7 years and has written dozens of blog posts and articles around various digital marketing and social media topics.