WhatsApp is releasing a new search message by date feature to some beta testers who previously joined the official beta program of WhatsApp Web, making it easier for them to quickly search for messages shared on a specific date within their conversations.
|Name of the feature?||Search message by date|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp Web Beta 2.2348.50 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have updated my version of WhatsApp but I don’t have this features. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Sc, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp news of the week: alternate profile privacy feature!|
Last month, we announced a new feature in development for WhatsApp Web: the ability to search messages by date. Thanks to this feature, WhatsApp would have offered users a more efficient and convenient way to navigate through their message history when searching for messages. Whether they’re looking for a specific conversation from a memorable event or need to retrieve important information from a past date, this enhanced search functionality will definitely simplify the process. In the past few days, we discovered that WhatsApp is finally rolling out the feature to search for messages by picking a date for WhatsApp Web!
As you can see in this screenshot, a calendar button is available while searching for messages in a conversation, that makes it possible for users to quickly open a date picker panel in order to search for a message shared on a specific date. It’s important to mention that this feature may only be available to some users who previously joined the official beta program of WhatsApp Web, which allow them to experiment with beta features.
We believe this feature can offer users several advantages as it simplifies the process to find specific messages from past conversations. With the introduction of the date-based search feature, it’s finally possible to quickly locate messages from a particular date, and this not only saves time but also reduces the frustration of scrolling through long chat histories. In addition, we think that this feature is particularly helpful when it comes to recalling non-text messages, such as voice notes, which can be complicated to retrieve since those without text transcriptions cannot be searched, or when users are unable to recall the exact wording in a text message.
The search message by date feature is available to some beta testers on the latest version of WhatsApp Web who previously joined the official beta program, and it’s rolling out to more users over the coming days.
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