What to reply when you don’t know what to reply?
If you don’t know what to reply, it’s okay to be honest and say that you don’t know what to say. You can say something like “I’m not sure how to respond to that right now” or “I need some time to think about it.” This acknowledges the message and lets the other person know that you need some space to gather your thoughts. Alternatively, you can ask a follow-up question for clarification or ask the person to elaborate on what they said. You can also use a neutral response such as “Thanks for letting me know