WhatsApp is rolling out the Advanced Search mode for beta testers!

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In these last weeks, WhatsApp was focusing to improve the chat search feature, implementing more advanced tools. The feature was already implemented on WhatsApp for iOS several months ago, and finally today we have good news for Android!


  • You need to update your WhatsApp version to, in order to be able to use the Advanced Search mode.
  • If you have already updated but you don’t see the feature, you can consider to back up your chat history and reinstall WhatsApp, if you don’t want to wait more.
    Every time you reinstall WhatsApp, the most updated configurations from the server are downloaded, enabling the feature for you.
  • If the feature persists to not be enabled, don’t worry: it will be available for you automatically soon!

Finally we have good news for our followers having WhatsApp for Android!
WhatsApp is finally rolling out, for certain beta testers, the Advanced Search Mode!
Why certain beta testers? WhatsApp is actually enabling, from server side, the feature for a few beta testers. This type of activation is partial and very slow: this happens when a company decides to gradually enable a feature to see the effects of it when enabled (crashes? bugs?). In these situations it’s better to enable the feature for a few users rather than everyone.
Well. If you’re luckly, and you’re on a compatible WhatsApp beta build (between and, you might be one of the users that received the activation of the Advanced Search Mode.
What is the Advanced Search Mode? It’s a feature that allows to search a specific type of message (text, image, video, GIF, audio, documents). It is implemented in the global search feature.

When you use the Advanced Search Mode, you can quickly search the message type. For example you can quickly see all shared images/GIFs globally or in specific chats.

As previously explained, this feature was partially rolled out for certain beta testers. If you’re luckly, let us know on Twitter. If you didn’t receive the activation, please wait for the next beta updates.


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