Latest WhatsApp Update Brings Private Replies in Groups, Shake To Report & More!

Endless bombardment with notifications from Whats App group chats could become a thing of the past thanks to a new feature being trialled. Users may soon be able to send private replies to individual members within a group rather than posting them public

WhatsApp Beta gets Private replies, Picture in Picture mode and more

The feature is available in a PIP (Picture-in-Picture) mode that stacks your YouTube and WhatsApp chat windows in one. WhatsApp will soon be rolling out the Picture-in-Picture mode to WhatsApp Web and is also reported to let the users reply privately to message in a group.

According to a brief report by WABetaInfo, which is a popular source for unannounced WhatsApp features, the company has submitted the version 0.2.7315 of its Web client that includes the two new features. The application will also let the user play videos in the floating window.

We found today other new hidden Android references that confirms that also group video calls will be supported, and it will be possible to make a group video calls with other 2 participants (so in the group video call there will be 3 participants, including who started it).

WhatsApp beta adds news private replies option in group chat, PIP mode, etc. Along with this, the app is planning to introduce "reply privately" option in group chats.

Other than that, there is an interesting new feature dubbed Shake To Report.

Back in November Whats App fixed one of the irritations of using the Messenger app by allowing You Tube clips to be played directly in a chat as part of its latest iOS update

Additionally, this update might also include a "Reply privately" option, which reportedly would allow WhatsApp Web users to communicate with group members privately in context to a message sent to the group.

From in-app payments to a dedicated business platform, WhatsApp is working on a set of new features that will purportedly help the messaging platform to stay ahead of its competition.

Note that we don't exclude the possibility that WhatsApp will allow to add more participants in a group video call before the official release of the feature. If you have blocked someone on WhatsApp, you now simply have to long-press on that contact and tap on "Unblock". A pop-up window will open up within WhatsApp and you can directly watch the video without leaving the app.

The Invite Via Link feature is already available on the iOS version, but will make its way into the Android version as well with the latest update. It enables group admins to send a link to other users so they can join the group directly.

The new update will bring more control over sending messages in a group chat. In this way, the group admins can now broadcast message without interruptions.

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