WhatsApp is releasing a feature that lets search for your recent groups on Desktop


After releasing the ability to view status updates right within the chat list to some users on the web/desktop client, WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to search your recent groups by entering a contact name, to some users on the latest WhatsApp Desktop update!


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Name of the feature? Recent groups
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp Desktop 2.2245.9 is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve updated my version of WhatsApp Desktop but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature may only be available for some users: in this case, please wait for a future update.
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In June, WhatsApp released a new chat filter button on Desktop that lets users quickly filter their conversation by unread, so only chats with new incoming unread messages would show up. When using WhatsApp Desktop linked with a business account, other filters are available: contacts, non-contacts, and groups.
Unfortunately, the ability to filter your conversations by groups is not available for non-business accounts, but WhatsApp is now implementing a different feature within the search bar that lists your recent groups:

It is possible you joined many groups on WhatsApp and do not remember the name of a group in common with a specific contact: thanks to a feature released to some users, you can get a list of all your recent groups in common with a contact by entering their name within the search bar. Note that a feature that lists all your groups in common with a particular contact is already available within their chat info but WhatsApp is making it easier and faster to use right within the chat list.

The ability to search for your recent groups by entering a contact name has been released to some users on WhatsApp Desktop and it will be rolled out to more people over the coming days.

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