How to Forward and Star a Message in WhatsApp

In this post, we’ll see the steps to forward and star a message in WhatsApp. Let’s get started.

Forward WhatsApp Message(s)

WhatsApp’s “Forward” feature lets you forward WhatsApp message(s) (you’ve received and sent) and here’s how you can do that:

Steps

Open the chat which contains the message(s) that you want to forward.

Long press the message(s) that you want to forward.

Tap “Forward” icon at the top.

Forward icon on WhatsApp

In the “Forward to…” screen, select the contact(s) and/or group(s) you wish from “Frequently contacted,” “Recent chats” and “Other contacts” section. You can also set the messages you’ve selected as your Status (Tap “My status” option for that).

Now, tap the “Send” icon.

Send icon on WhatsApp

That’s all. The message(s) will be forwarded to the one(s) you’ve chosen.

Here are some other important things to note:

You can apply the above steps to forward media, documents, locations (not live locations), and contacts too.

You can’t forward a message to someone who is not in your WhatsApp contacts.

Every message you forward (that is not yours) will contain “Forwarded” label at the top of the forwarded message which can be seen by the recipient and yourself.

You can forward a message to a maximum of five chats.

Star WhatsApp Message(s)

WhatsApp’s “Starred Messages” feature lets you bookmark WhatsApp messages. Bookmarking messages let you easily and quickly get back to the messages later.

Well, let’s see how to do it.

Steps

Open WhatsApp chat.

Long press the message(s) that you want to star.

Now, tap the “Star” icon at the top.

Star icon on WhatsApp

Here are some other important things to note:

You can “star” anything you send and receive in both the individual contact and group chat.

Remember that removing the star from a message does not delete that message.

Within the starred message, you can see “Star” icon. So, if you see the “Star” icon in the message, it means that it is a starred message.

Star icon within the starred messages

View Starred Messages in WhatsApp

You can see all the starred message of a single contact or group by opening that contact or group, tapping their name at the top and then tap “Starred messages” option.

Starred messages option to view all starred messages of a single contact

You can see all the starred messages of your WhatsApp account in a single place and here’s how: Go to “Chats” tab > tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) > Starred messages.

Starred messages option

Remember that clicking the starred message in any of the above methods will take you to that message in the corresponding chat.

Unstar Starred Message(s) of a Single Contact or Group

Go the chat which contains the starred message that you want to unstar.

Tap the contact or group name at the top.

Tap “Starred messages.”

Now, you can see all the starred messages of that contact or group.

Select the message(s) you want to unstar and then tap “remove Star” icon.

Remove Star icon

Unstar All Starred Messages of a Single Contact or Group At Once

If you want to remove all the starred messages of a particular contact or group, then follow the above steps to reach “Starred messages,” tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and select “Unstar all.”

Unstar all option

In the confirmation popup, select “Unstar” option.

Unstar Starred Message(s) of all Contacts and Groups

In the “Chats” tab, tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap “Starred messages.” Here, you can see the starred messages from all contacts and groups.

Now, long press the message(s) that you want to unstar.

Tap “remove Star” icon at the top.

Unstar all Starred Messages at Once

In the “Chats” tab, tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) > Starred messages.

Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.

Hit “Unstar all.”

Unstar all

In the confirmation popup, tap “Unstar” option.

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How to Change WhatsApp Privacy Settings


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