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How to pin or unpin a message on Telegram groups and channels?

The Telegram messaging app offers an array of features, which drives the niche audience that the platform has acquired in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Whatsapp.

While quite a few features on Telegram are unique, some features are basic and are universally available across several similar messaging and social media platforms. One such feature is pinning a chat on top of groups and channels on Telegram.

Pinned chat is an effortless and helpful way of keeping your essential messages at the top in your work, business, and personal channels and groups on Telegram.

In this article, we discuss the following topics around how to pin a message on Telegram groups and channels and how to unpin a message.

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How to pin a message on a Telegram channel?

Launch the Telegram app and follow the steps to pin a message on the Telegram channel.

How to pin or unpin a message on Telegram groups and channels?
  • Open the channel where you want to pin the message.
  • Tap on the message you want to pin.
  • A menu will appear. Tap on the Pin option.
  • Then on the confirmation box, tap on OK.
  • You will get a notification of pinned message on the top of your chat and a message in your chat.

Only administrators can pin or unpin a message in a Telegram channel.


How to unpin a message on a Telegram channel?

Unpinning a message is easy, and you have to follow similar steps as pinning a message.

How to pin or unpin a message on Telegram groups and channels?
  • Tap on the message you have pinned and want to unpin.
  • Then on the menu, tap on the Unpin option.
  • Then on the confirmation prompt, tap on Unpin.

Alternative method to unpin a message on a Telegram channel

Here’s an alternative method to unpin a message from a Telegram channel.

How to pin or unpin a message on Telegram groups and channels?
  • Tap on the cross button located on the right side of the notification bar at the top of the chat window.
  • On the confirmation box, tap on Unpin.

Also read: How to create a Telegram group?


How to pin a message on a Telegram group?

Pinning a message in a Telegram group is not much different than pinning it in a Telegram channel. The difference is that you have more freedom in a group and everyone has equal permissions; as in, all members can freely pin and unpin messages on the group chat.

How to pin or unpin a message on Telegram groups and channels?
  • Tap on the message you want to pin.
  • Then on the menu, tap on the Pin option.
  • Then in the confirmation box, tap on Ok. You can also select whether you want to notify all members — by checking the box — or not.
  • Then you will get a notification of your pinned message on the top of the chat window alongside a message in the chat.

How to unpin a message on a Telegram group?

Steps to unpin a message in a Telegram group are the same as unpinning a message in a Telegram channel. The only difference is that in a Telegram channel, only administrators can pin and unpin a message in a Telegram group; all members can pin and unpin a message.

To unpin a message in the Telegram group, follow the same guide for unpinning a message in a Telegram channel above.

While all of the guides above have been created using the Telegram app, the same steps apply to pin or unpin a message on a Telegram group or channel if you’re using it on a PC.

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