Sunday, June 12, 2016

How to reply to individual messages in a WhatsApp group?



The title of this blog itself should suggest you what this post is going to be all about. Ever been a part of a WhatsApp group, then you would know how it feels to be a part that is constantly buzzing with activity. Even if you are not willing to be a part of the group,it would be rude to quit the group where almost all of them know you. There is an option to mute the group and disable notifications for the same. 

WhatsApp group is a necessity these days. Earlier we used to crave for a facility where we could message a group of people at the same time. Or if we need to give an update to a group of people then obviously WhatsApp group is a good option. I am a part of several WhatsApp groups. We have a WhatsApp group of job seekers   named Mumbai Testing group, Office group called - Bloody Testers and Family group with all family members named - Coolest Family Ever. A common update can be shared with such groups.  Even my 14-year-old nephew is a part of a WhatsApp group which was the official group for his school class.

What if the group is constantly pouring messages  and you miss some important message? Or if you want to reply to a person individually? The only way to reply to such an individual message is to  private message the person and ask for options. Now there is an alternate way to do so. Thanks to the new update from the WhatsApp Messenger. Download version 2.16.119 for this facility. 

Let us see how to do it. 
1. Go to a group.  In this example I will seek service from a group named - Friends Coffee House. 

WhatsApp Group

2. Long press on the message that you want to reply and click on the icon that is encircled in the below screenshot. For iOS, long press and click on the reply option. 



3. Write the message that you want to reply and click send icon.


4. You could then see the message as displayed below.



So today, you learned how to reply to individual messages in a WhatsApp group. I plan to do more such blogs. 

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12 comments:

  1. That was very informative! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. does this feature mean the reply is 'intended' for the individual or does it mean that even though the reply is in the group the others cannot read it. IOS has this feature without an updpate..will it work?

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    2. Yes the second one is true... The reply will be visible only to the concerned individual and not visible to the entire group. I am not aware of this feature being available in iOS. Haven't checked it yet. What do you feel about this ?

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  3. But when we reply to a specific person by this method all others in the group are also able to see the reply. Is there a way where only that particular person will see the reply ....other than messaging him directly ?

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  4. This is awesome and never known to me. Thanks for sharing this. Now I can quote messages in Whatsapp group.

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  5. There is no reply option in whatsapp group for windows mobile. How do I go about it?

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  6. Interesting whatsapp gyaan but I dont use this app. I just hate it.

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  7. It is still visible to all group members in Android

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