WhatsApp beta tests Quick Quotes feature on Android beta 2.16.118

WhatsApp beta tests Quick Quotes feature on Android beta 2.16.118
WhatsApp is in the midst of beta testing on Android, a new feature called "Quick Quotes." It will enable users to post a previous quote made earlier in a conversation, and include a fresh reply along with it. The feature works when you tap on any message in a conversation (be it text or media, group or one-on-one). A reply button will appear at the top of the screen. Tap on this button and the message you tapped on will appear as a preview inside the text entry box, which is where you can add your reply.

The reply will hit the screen with the original message on top of it. The name of the sender is printed in a color that matches his or her color used in group chats. Anyone involved in a WhatsApp chat can have their quote highlighted in this fashion, and those using "Quick Quote" can even use the new feature on their own quotes. Anyone who clicks on the attached reply will be sent to the part of the conversation where the original message was lifted from. The original message will be highlighted in blue for a brief time. This helps others understand the context of both the original quote and the reply.

It appears that the new Quick Quotes feature appears on the 2.16.118 beta of the messaging app. There are two ways to check it out now. You can become a beta tester by going to the Google Play Store and agreeing to test the latest WhatsApp beta version. Or, you can use APK Mirror to sideload the beta on your phone.

Become a WhatsApp beta tester by clicking on this Google Play Store link; Download version 2.116.118 of WhatsApp with APK Mirror


source: AndroidPolice

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10 Comments

1. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

The other person can't see the comment though. Me and my friend tried it.

6. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Yes it does. You both need the WhatsApp versions or above that supports the new feature.

9. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

We do. I sent a quoted message to him and his phone couldn't see the quote. He sent me a screenshot. But he was on the right version as he could send a quoted message to me, but I couldn't see it either.

2. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

It's been 4 days that this is working on my phone and I'm not using the beta version

3. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

yes... some of my friends get this feature even they aren't using beta version

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Already available on iOS

5. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I believe this has been in beta since a long time ago, but actually came on to full version pretty recently.

8. LegatusOnoris

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

It's already available in the last stable release, think it's a server update

10. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I have been enjoying this feature on iOS call while now.

12. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

This comes in handy when there is a group of many people all texting at same time... Really useful.

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