This latest feature update will let users send private message to a person in a group chat, without letting other group members see it. WhatsApp is rumored to roll out the update for quite some time now, and is its one of the most awaited update.
According to @WABetainfo, a WhatsApp watcher, the company added the feature only in the beta version and will taking it back in the next beta update. ‘In the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344, the private reply feature is disabled. Probably WhatsApp has wrongly enabled it in 2.17.342,” WABetaInfo tweeted.
WABetaInfo said that the option will only be available in group chats and will be included in the small menu that pops-up when users press and hold on a message.
WhatsApp is expected to add the feature in the release v2.17.348 beta update. As expected, the Private Reply option will only be available in WhatsApp groups.
WhatsApp will roll out this feature to the general public in the coming days, alongside several other new features such as WhatsApp Pay, easy switch between voice and video call, etc.