For several years now, WhatsApp has allowed mentioning or citing a previously sent message , a useful function so that you do not lose meaning in a conversation. In other words, refer to a particular message. For example, if your partner asks you several questions at the same time, by citing each one of them you can assign an individual answer, so that the other person can see which question corresponds to each answer..
As seen below, mentioning a previous message in WhatsApp is as simple as keeping your finger on that message and, in the menu that will appear at the top, touch the arrow pointing to the left or the Reply option (do not use the arrow pointing to the right because that is used to forward or reply to a message in another chat). The message will be quoted and you are ready to assign or write a reply.
The best thing about this implementation is that, when you touch on a quoted message, the application will automatically take you to that message and highlight it, to check the context in which it was answered..
Obviously, only one message can be quoted at a time with this function. To "quote" several messages at once, you must mark one with your finger and then mark the rest. Then you have to use the "Copy" option that appears above in the same top menu and then "Paste" in the chat. In this case, each message will have its name, date and time.
This feature not only serves to refer to messages, photos, videos or audios that other people send in two or group chats, but also to quote your own messages. It can be useful in case you make a mistake (although you could also delete the message ) or you want to clarify something sent..
You have to differentiate the response to a message from the response to a person, better known as a mention, which is done by inserting the @ character in the message box, followed by the name of the contact.
Delete for all does not delete appointments
The most interesting use of replying to a message on WhatsApp is to prevent a message from disappearing in the chat when you or the other person uses the Delete for all option . That is, the original message actually disappears from the chat (although it can be seen elsewhere ), but if that message was quoted, the quote will persist. So it can be said that it is a method to backup a message in case it is deleted for everyone.
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