WhatsApp: Here’s How to Privately Reply to a Group Message

Send messages to just one recipient

WhatsApp recently introduced the ability for users to privately reply to messages sent in group chats. When you send a private reply, only the chosen recipient will be able to view it in a one-on-one chat. Our guide will show you how this works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp application on iOS. Also note, this process is slightly different on iOS and Android.

Step 1: In a group chat, tap and hold on the message you wish to privately reply to.

Step 2: On iOS, tap “More.” On Android, tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Reply Privately.”

This will take you to a one-on-one chat between you and the user who sent the message you’re replying to, where you can send a private reply to the message.

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