MENLO PARK – Social messaging application WhatsApp has rolled new feature in its group chat for Androiders.

The new feature allows users to reply privately to messages in a group chat, without interrupting a group discussion.

The feature also allows more privacy as other users won’t be able to read the private reply.

The new feature is available for WhatsApp beta version 2.18.335 in Android, reported WABetaInfo.

How to use

Select the message in group chat and press three dots; tap on Reply Privately. This will open up a private chat window where a user can only talk with one contact.

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Also, for groups where only the admins are allowed to send messages, users will be able to privately reply to their messages using this feature.

The ‘Reply Privately’ feature is only available for Andriod users, iOS and web versions of WhatsApp haven’t received the update yet.