How to Reply Privately on WhatsApp Group (iPhone and Android)

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What is Reply Privately on WhatsApp

It is an option to reply privately to a specific message on WhatsApp group chat.

When you use this option, you can see the quoted message preview of the group chat message on the chat screen of the message’s sender, and you need to type your response and send it.

Let’s see this option and how to send a private message to the WhatsApp group member.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Web, and Desktop. Let’s begin.

Reply Privately on WhatsApp Group (Android)

Here are the steps if you’re using an Android phone:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Tap the group conversation you prefer in the Chats tab.
  3. Long press the message for which you want to reply privately.
  4. Tap the three vertical dots at the top-right.
  5. You can see the option “Reply privately.” Select it.
  6. Type your message in the compose box and tap the “Send” icon.

That’s all.

How to Reply Privately on WhatsApp (iPhone)

Here are the steps if you’re using iPhone:

Open the WhatsApp app.

Tap the group conversation you prefer in the Chats tab.

Long press the message for which you want to reply privately.

Hit More beneath Delete.

You can see the option “Reply Privately.” Select it.

Type your message in the compose box and tap the “Send” icon.

That’s all.

Reply Privately in Group Chat on WhatsApp Web or Desktop

Here are steps to reply to a message in a group chat privately:

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Click the group chat you want. Please hover over the message you like and click the down arrow.

You can now view the “Reply privately” option above “React to message.” Click on it.

Please type in your response and send it.

That’s all.

How to Send a Private Message to a WhatsApp Group Member

The difference between the above and this one is that the former lets you send the reply with a quoted message to a particular person in the group, and the latter lets you send the message to a specific person.

The below steps apply to the app (iPhone and Android smartphone), Desktop, and Web.

Here are the steps:

Open the group chat and hit the name at the top.

Find the group participant and hit it.

On iPhone, hit the “Info” option above Dismiss as Admin. Hit the “message” option.

On Android, hit the “Message (name of the person)” option.

Type your message in the compose box and hit the Send icon.

That’s all.

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