WhatsApp Update: Private Replies and PiP Features Coming Soon

WhatsApp is seriously working hard to release timely updates that makes the platform more user friendly and easy to use. In 2017, we saw a lot of new features added and there is no sign it's stopping anytime soon. Now, another update is coming to WhatsApp Web/desktop version that will allow you reply to a group message privately and also use the PiP features.

According to Wabetainfo, this update will be available for WhatsApp Web/Desktop version soon. At the moment, it's undergoing development. It's expected that users of the web version will see this new feature in the near future, hopefully in 2018.


Private Replies: This feature allows you reply to messages sent on groups privately.

There will be a new option called “Reply privately”: when selected, WhatsApp will automatically open the chat with the contact to send a message. The sent message will quote the group message.

Picture in Picture Feature: The new update, when rolled out, will allow you to watch sent and received videos in a new separated window: this is called the PiP feature!

A new icon will be available when you’re watching the video:

When the user selects this option, the picture in picture will be started with the selected video, presenting a new window with a very nice UI.

Hopefully, it will start rolling out in the Q1 of 2018.

Picture Credit: Wabetainfo


  1. Kudos wizytechs.
    Keep us informed, when it finally roll out..

  2. Whatsapp is trying no doubt, but the limited members to a group should be increased.
    Telegram is very much more than them in that area.

  3. Anyway gbwhatsapp still the beat

  4. Please let drop more positive comment so that other visitors visiting other blogs could get attracted towards it.