WhatsApp Adds Option to “Reply Privately” in Latest Android beta
WhatsApp may be gearing up to ruin part of the experience by introducing ads in status, the messaging giant, however, also continually and keeps adding handy new features to the app to enhance the user experience. The latest feature to show up in the WhatsApp beta on Android is the option to send ‘private replies’ to users from within a group chat.
First spotted by well-known WhatsApp tipster, WABetaInfo, this nifty feature first showed up in version 2.18.335 and allows you to select messages in a group conversation and be able to send private replies to a user instead of replying in the group itself.
Well, if you’ve been waiting for such a feature to find its way to WhatsApp then it’s here now. Check out this feature in action down below:
How to ‘Reply Privately’ from WhatsApp Group Chat
1. Open a group conversation in WhatsApp and long-press the message you want to send a private reply for.
2. Tap on the ‘three dots’ icon at the top right and select the ‘Reply Privately’ option from the overflow menu.