How to Quote Message in WhatsApp (iPhone, Android, and Web)

In this post, you’ll see the steps to reply on WhatsApp and send a private message in a group chat.

I’m using Windows 11 PC, iPhone (iOS 15.1), and Pixel 4a (Android 12). Let’s start.

How to Quote Message in WhatsApp (Android or iPhone)

Reply feature lets you quote WhatsApp messages. Let’s see the steps to use this feature.

Here are the steps to reply to a specific message in the WhatsApp app:

  1. Open contact or group chat you prefer.
  2. Long press the text you wish to quote. It can be yours or someone else’s. Remember not only text but also you can quote media.
  3. On the iPhone, choose “Reply” in the menu. If you’re using Android, you’ll see a menu at the top and select “Reply” next to the Star icon.
  4. Please type in your response and then send it.

That’s it.

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Here’s an alternate method: You can also reply to a particular message by sliding it to the right. The rest are the same as above.

Note that when you tap the quoted message, it’ll take you to the message you’ve quoted.

Here are three vital questions and their answers: 

  • Can I cancel the quoted message before sending it? Yes. Tap X in the quoted message preview, and that’s it.
  • How to quote part of the message in WhatsApp? There is no option to do that.
  • Can you like WhatsApp messages? No. At the time of this writing, WhatsApp doesn’t have that functionality.

How to Quote a Message in WhatsApp Web

  1. Open the conversation.
  2. Hover over the message you’d like to quote. It can be yours or someone else’s. Please click the down arrow in the message.
  3. You can now view the “Reply.” Click it.
  4. Please type your response and send it.

That’s all.

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How to Send a Private Message in WhatsApp Group Chat

You can reply privately to a specific message on WhatsApp group chat.

Here’s how to do it on Android or iPhone:

  1. Open the group chat on the WhatsApp app.
  2. Long press message which you want to reply.
  3. Tap three vertical dots at the top-right if you’re on Android. Hit More if you’re on iPhone.
  4. You’ll notice the option “Reply privately.” Select it.
  5. Type your message in the compose box, then tap the “Send” icon.

That’s all.

Here are steps to reply to message in the WhatsApp group chat privately on WhatsApp Web:

  1. Open the chat.
  2. Please hover over the message you like and click the down arrow in it.
  3. You can now view “Reply privately.” Click it.
  4. Please type your response and send it.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.