How to Pin Someone on Snapchat

Pin people and convos to the top of your feed

What to Know

  • To pin people on Snapchat, long-press their name and click More > Pin Conversation.
  • The pin conversation Snapchat feature places messages from a person to the top of the Chat screen in the Snapchat app.
  • The number of pinned people on Snapchat is limited to three at a time.

This article will walk you through the steps for how to pin people on Snapchat and will also explain what a pinned conversation or person in Snapchat means.

The ability to pin people or conversations in Snapchat is available only if you've updated to Snapchat's latest version. However, it will likely come to Android smartphones sometime in the future.

How Do You Pin Someone on Snapchat?

Pinning on Snapchat is fairly straightforward and can be done with just a few quick taps within the app. Here’s how to pin on Snapchat.

  1. From the Chat screen, perform a long press on a Snapchat friend’s name.

  2. A menu will pop up. Tap More.

  3. Tap Pin Conversation.

    Snapchat app with friend's name, "More," and "Pin Conversation" highlighted
  4. Your conversation thread with that friend will now be pinned to the top of your Snapchat Chat screen.

    Pinned people on Snapchat on iPhone with a name and the pin icon highlighted

    Repeat this process for any other people that you want to pin in Snapchat.

    You can only have three people pinned on Snapchat at a time.

How to Unpin People on Snapchat

Due to the limit on three pinned friends, you’ll likely need to unpin someone on Snapchat sooner or later to make room for someone else. Fortunately, unpinning people on Snapchat is super easy.

  1. On the Snapchat chat screen, long press on the pinned person that you want to unpin.

  2. From the popup menu, tap More.

  3. Tap Unpin Conversation.

    Unpinning a person in the Snapchat app on iPhone with a name, "More," and "Unpin Conversation" highlighted

    That person will now be unpinned and placed within the rest of your Snapchat messages and be sorted by date. Repeat the process to unpin any other people that you want to unpin.

What Does “Pin Conversation” Mean on Snapchat?

You may come across Snapchat users on other social media apps such as Twitter and Facebook referring to “pin conversations,” “pin people,” or “pinned people,” and wonder what this means. Such terms refer to conversations or people in a user’s Snapchat app that they’ve pinned to the top of their screens by following the steps shown above.

Pinning someone on Snapchat doesn’t change their account status at all. People that you pin don't even get a notification about it. This feature makes locating a conversation easier within the Snapchat app.

How to Customize the Snapchat Pin Icon

Like most emoji in the Snapchat app, you can also fully customize the icon, emoticon, or emoji used to designate a pinned person or conversation.

  1. Open your profile in the Snapchat app and tap Settings (gear icon) in the top-right corner.

  2. Scroll down and tap Manage.

  3. Tap Friend Emojis.

    Snapchat app with the Settings icon, "Manage," and "Friend Emojis" highlighted
  4. Tap Pinned Conversations.

  5. Tap the emoji you’d like to replace the default pin icon with. A subtle gray box should appear around it if selected properly.

    The change will go live immediately. You don’t need to click a save or confirm the changes.

  6. Tap the Back arrow in the top-left corner until the Settings menus have completely closed.

    Snapchat Settings with "Pinned Conversation," a Frog emoji, and the back arrow highlighted
  7. You should now see your new pinned icon in action within the app.

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