WhatsApp Beta For Android: Private Reply To A Group Member

Whatsapp has begun to launch a new update for its beta users on Android, which enables the "private answer" feature. While the name seems like a major new feature, it does not seem to be a big deal in real life. This feature is a basic messaging facility that has been on the old school instant messaging services.

The new Private Answer feature allows users to send a private message from within the group message. For example, if you are in a group chat and want to respond privately to a particular message, only the sender of the message can see everyone in the group and not so, this feature becomes really useful. First, you had to take a screenshot or remind the sender about the message.

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Now, you can select a special message within the WhatsApp group and tap the three points in the top right corner to see the answer privately. By tapping the answer privately, the message opens in the sender's chat window. The feature works similar to answer messages but is able to respond privately to the sender of a message within the group chat option.

How To Use Whatsapp's Private Answer Feature

Step 1: Choose the sender's message in which you want to respond privately. Then tap on three points in the upper right corner. This answer will reveal options privately.

Step 2: Choosing a personal reply will open the highlighted message in the sender's chat window as a reply thread. This allows a seamless transition between group messages and private personal chats. However, WhatsApp users should not confuse this feature to the secret mode available on other messaging services.

Whatsapp's private answer feature is available only on Android for beta testers with version 2.18.335. According to WABetaInfo, the update brings a modest new feature but there is also a big bug in it. This WhatsApp claims accidents whenever a user of this version removes a particular media message from the group. This issue should be resolved with the next beta update.

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