WhatsApp to get new swipe to reply gesture on Android

WhatsApp to get new swipe to reply gesture on Android
WhatsApp devs plan to bring a new feature to Android users, one that's been available to iOS users for quite a while. If you're running the beta version of WhatsApp, you may already be able to swipe to reply to a message, a gesture that's been recently added on Android.

The new feature should pop up in WhatsApp beta version 2.18.300, so if you have an older version, you'll have to update to find this specific gesture on your Android phone. As the title suggests, using the gesture is quite simple: swipe or flick any message to the right to reply to it.

If you want to try out the new gesture before it's released to everyone, you'll have to join the official WhatsApp beta program in the Google Play Store beta and hope that you'll get the newest version.

Unfortunately, we can't say for sure when exactly the new swipe to reply gesture will be made available to WhatsApp users on Android, so stay tuned for more on this one.

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8 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's about time. This is a really useful feature.

2. Fred3

Posts: 537; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Sense Samsung and Google combining their messanging apps. How would it be if WhatsApp the merge?

3. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Read your comment and ask yourself if you understood what you wrote.

5. Fred3

Posts: 537; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

My keyboard been horrible lately so eat a dick bitch

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Haha I guess your keyboard wasn't horrible enough to type up that lame as$ reply.

4. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Telegram is better than WhatsApp

6. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Great addition.

8. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Why are they still developing for Android? Do people even use the malware ridden mobile OS?

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