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WhatsApp Accidentally Rolled Out Feature Is Now Everyone's Favorite

Contrary to its nature, WhatsApp has accidentally released yet another feature that’s now trending to be everyone’s favorite

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WhatsApp has always made it a conscious effort to keep up with the trending needs and demands of users. In just three years, the messaging app has released almost 58 updated versions that have transformed Whatsapp immensely. Once a simple messaging app is now loaded with numerous life-saving features. Recently, the messenger app bagged global loyalty by releasing delete for everyone feature that lets users delete sent messages. Although WhatsApp recently released yet another feature, it was more accidental than intentional. A folly that WhatsApp users couldn’t be more happy with. It's accidental because the feature was initially removed from the beta version of WhatsApp. But mistakenly surfaced in a beta update for Windows Phone.

The accidental feature is called “Reply Privately” that allows Whatsapp users to drop the message to a group participant in a private message. The news was confirmed by WABetaInfo through a tweet from @WABetaInfor stating, “In the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344 the private reply feature is disabled. Probably WhatsApp has wrongly enabled it in 2.17.342”. Nevertheless, the accidental feature was once again released in the v2.17.348 beta update.

WhatsApp users can access this feature by pressing long on a message in a group chat. This will allow them to send the message to a private recipient without switching the chat box. Since its only enabled in the beta version, the feature is still under development and will be rolled out with several other features such as WhatsApp Pay, a new user interface for voice calls, easy switch between voice and video call, etc.The beta update also includes granular controls for the group.

Besides this new feature, WhatsApp is also bringing new updates to the WhatsApp Web and desktop version that will hail PIP (Picture-in-picture) mode and tap to unblock feature. Apple users will also be able to enjoy the feature as the updates will also greet Mac clients.

Although the Facebook-owned company is not known for rolling out features accidentally. The welcoming response from users surely makes the accident, a blessing rather than a curse. The question that arises though, why WhatsApp decided to take down the feature in the first place? The messaging app is not new to changes, its dynamic nature has made it the most popular messaging app. In Fact, recently around New Years, the messaging app crashed down when millions of users flooded the globe with warm greetings. Want to stay updated with trending events in the mobile app world? Stay tuned to stay updated.

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