WhatsApp Rumored To Push Reply Privately Feature Soon


WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature, which enables users to deliver messages privately to members of a particular group. Dubbed as Reply Privately, the other members of the group will never know that you communicated with a particular person. It facilitates direct communication between members of a group from within the group chat system.

With the help of Reply Privately feature, you will be able to chat with group members individually and can also keep track of the discussions within the group. However, we don’t have any idea as to whom you can chat. Will it be members of the group chat or anyone on your contact list?

Even though Reply Privately feature is not available for general public, the Facebook-owned company is gearing up to integrate the new capability. There are reports that the company has rolled out a beta version of the Windows Phone. The surfacing of the Reply Privately feature was first noticed by @WABetaInfo. According to reports, you will be able to access the new feature via the small pop-up menu when users press and hold a message.

According to WABetaInfo, the private reply feature has been disabled in the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344. It seems that the company had wrongly enabled it in the version 2.17.342 but was again infused in the v2.17.348 beta update. You should note that the new feature is part of a beta update and it will have bugs and errors. Moreover, few features are liable for improvement in the future.

Industry analysts reveal the fact that WhatsApp will abandon the Reply Privately feature since the chances of implementing all the features that are in the testing phase are slim. However, the new feature will be really a blessing in disguise for users who would like to chat with members of the groups.

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