- There are two ways of replying to a chat- by long pressing or by swiping right.
- The long pressing method is quite old and many of us still follow this method to reply.
- Swipe to reply functionality has been on iOS phones since a very long time.
WhatsApp in October this year added a functionality to the app that enables you to reply to a message faster than the usual way of replying on the chat app. But strangely not many of us know about it. We are talking about the swipe to reply functionality that makes it easier to quote reply someone in a group chat.
Before explaining what is this functionality, it is important to understand why is it important in first place. Say you are a member of any family group chat which is 24×7 active. There is hardly a pause as the messages keep coming on it all the time. Now in between of all the family conversation that is going on, your cousin has asked you if you could meet him at the airport or not. His message is followed by your aunt’s good morning message, then your grandfather’s smiling photo, next some more good morning messages and so on. How do you reply to only his message then? This is where the quote reply functionality comes to use. It lets the other chat group members know that you are in conversation with one particular member and that others should comment only if needed.
Now there are two ways of replying to a chat- by long pressing or by swiping right. The long pressing method is quite old and many of us still follow this method to reply. You simple long press the message to which you want to reply and tap on the arrow icon above. A reply text box will appear. Just type your reply and tap on send button.
Second is the swipe to reply. The feature has been on iOS devices since very long time. With swipe to reply, you can reply to a chat in comparatively lesser amount of time. To use the functionality, simply swipe right the message to which you want to reply. A text box will appear. just type your reply and tap on send button.