WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a feature to search messages by date, and it will be available in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Search messages by date|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing a feature to search for messages by date to a future update of the app.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is under development so it’s not ready for beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is rolling out new text message formatting tools for the web client!|
SEARCH MESSAGES BY DATE
A few days ago, we shared an article about a new feature that was introduced to a select group of users who joined the official beta program of WhatsApp We. This feature allows users to search for messages by their specific dates, offering a level of precision that makes navigating message history definitely easier. However, it’s important to note that this feature has been limited to WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for iOS, leaving Android users without access to this functionality. This discrepancy has made it complicated for Android users to enjoy the benefits of this convenient feature. Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is finally working on the same feature for the Android app!
As you can see in this screenshot, a new calendar button will be available within the search bar in your conversations in a future update of the app. This calendar button will definitely simplify the process of selecting a specific date for searching messages shared on that day. This enhancement finally brings a sense of parity for Android users, ensuring they can benefit from this handy feature, just like their iOS and WhatsApp Web counterparts.
We believe that this feature offers different advantages as users will easily be able to locate and access conversations and specific messages by selecting a particular date. This is especially valuable when users need to reference or retrieve important information that was shared on a specific day. In our opinion, this feature improves the process of finding historical messages within long chat histories, saving users time and frustration.
The feature to search messages by date is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app. As always, we plan to share an additional article when we have new details to announce regarding this feature.
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