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!
|Name of the feature?||Recent groups|
|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.|
|Thanks:||Sc for testing and reporting!|
|How to join your community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on message reactions within the announcement group of communities!|
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: