Now in public preview: Pin a Chat Message



Users can now pin a specific message, providing chat members with quick access to critical content at anytime.

Any member of a chat will be able to pin/unpin any specific chat message to the top of the chat header, for all members to see. Users can click on the pinned message to go to the original message in the chat thread. Currently, only a single message can be pinned at a time.

Flighting status

Available to everyone now

How to enable

To use this feature, a user selects the 'Pin' option from the 'more options' (...) menu when hovering over the chat message they want to pin. User 1 writes multiple messages to user 2.



The message is pinned to the top of the chat and remains pinned while users continue to chat.


Any user can click the pinned message to view it, or unpin it for the entire chat members. There will be a warning message followed to confirm unpinning.



The user can replace the pinned message with another message by pinning the new message. When replacing a pinned message the user will get the following warning.



Users should be aware of the following behaviors:

  • Pinned messages will appear at the top banner of a chat thread in both the main window and if the chat is popped-out into a separate window.
  • Users can pin all messages sent in a chat thread, including extensibility messages.
  • Any user can pin and unpin a message in chat conversations they are members of - providing they are not a guest user.
  • Users will be able to see a short context of the message in the banner: sender name, sent time and date, preview of the message up to X characters.

Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.


Microsoft 365 workloads and dependencies

Product, workload, or area

Dependency (Yes/No)

If yes, version requirements and other dependencies




Sharepoint, files



Skype for Business



Outlook add-in



Azure AD










Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10



















Known issues

  • System message showing who in the chat pinned/unpinned a message will be available soon
  • If you have issues seeing your pinned content show up properly please submit feedback
    • We’ve had some reports that switching between chats will help load content

Known limitations

  • Users can pin a single message in a chat thread.

Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Show preview features. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. See Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( for instructions. 

Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Office and Teams public previews, see Release Notes Current Channel (Preview) - Office release notes | Microsoft Docs.


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of the your client.



Thank you,

Preview Team, @Jason_Schumacher 

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

2 Replies
How do I disable this?

It is quite annoying at the moment because there seems to be a bug where I go to click the more options button (the three dots on a message . . . ) then I go to click edit the message and that irritating pin option populates right as I go to click edit and pins my message to the chat........

please either allow users to disable some of these options or remove them if they aren't ready to be used.

Because this one is real buggy and time-consuming. 


@Ya_Boi_Here +1

Pin message is not a UI-friendly utility? Please help the users to disable it

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