WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 22.24.0 (424474621).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing the ability to search for messages by date to some lucky beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Search for messages by date
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature has been released to some beta testers. In case the feature is not available for your account, please wait for a future update.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we explained that WhatsApp was working on a new feature under development: the ability to search for messages by date. Thanks to this feature, it will be easier for users to jump to a certain date within a conversation. In reality, this feature was under development two years ago but WhatsApp only recently returned to develop it again.
Today, after releasing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update on the TestFlight app, some beta testers can finally use this feature in their chats and groups!

As you can see in this screenshot, you need to use the search feature in a conversation: in case a calendar icon shows up, it means the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account. Thanks to this feature, you can jump to a date to discover which messages have been shared within a certain conversation, and you can even jump to the first message. Note that if the calendar icon doesn’t appear, don’t worry: as always, it will be released to more users at a later date.

The ability to search for messages by date has been released to some lucky beta testers after installing the latest beta update from the TestFlight app and it is rolling out to more users over the coming weeks.

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