WhatsApp team today pushed out a new update for its Windows
Phone users. WhatsApp has been the one company which has been
constantly supporting the Windows platform and has been
regularly adding new features.
Today a new update has been made available for the WhatsApp
application which brings the most awaited “Privately Reply”
feature. The feature was already made available for beta
testers for some time now and after testing the feature and
fixing the issues, it has now been made available for all
Windows Phone users.
The app has been updated to new version v2.18.206. The feature
comes to the public version of the application after being
tested with beta users for almost one year.
The Private Reply feature allows group users to be able to
message the specific user privately directly from the group
chat window with whom they would like to have a one on one
With the Private Reply feature now available to Windows Phone
users it brings the application on par with the WhatsApp
application for Android only since this feature has not yet
been rolled out to iOS users.
WhatsApp in its previous updates added the “Send Messages”
feature to its Windows Phone beta users which allows the admin
to take more control over the group by restricting the users
who can send messages.
The Send Messages feature can be enabled by going to the Group
Settings in the individual groups. The feature allows the group
admin to maintain the sanctity in the group and avoid any
unwanted or discriminatory messages.
The latest update to the WhatsApp application is currently live
and you can download it by going to the Microsoft Store from
your Windows Phone.