WhatsApp is testing a Search image on the web feature

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I decided to start a marathon of features today, announcing several news that will be available in future on WhatsApp for iOS and Android. Being under development, a lot of these features might change their appearance before the release, but we will keep you updated about any small change.
Let’s discover all them together!


  • The Search image on the web feature will be available in future.
  • WhatsApp is testing the feature before the release: it’s currently under development and unfortunately there isn’t any release date available.
  • When the feature will be available, we’re going to post an announcement. Screenshots in this article are from WhatsApp for iOS, but we’ve previously announced it on WhatsApp for Android too.

As announced on Twitter, today I start to announce new features available in the next WhatsApp versions!

The first news was about Search by date option, to quickly search messages picking a date, available in future for iOS (and Android, seen that WhatsApp is going to add the same features for all their platforms). We’ve also talked about the new tools for Storage Usage on WhatsApp for Android and the ShareChat video integration.
This article is dedicated to WhatsApp for iOS users, where we present another feature: the search image on the web option!
WhatsApp has enabled the search message on the web option in the beta update:

We have announced, for our WhatsApp for Android followers, the search image on the web option, under development for Android:

Today we can finally announce the same feature coming on WhatsApp for iOS! When an image is frequently forwarded (so it’s forwarded more than 4 times), WhatsApp will replace the forward button with the Search on the web one:

If the user tries to search the image on the web, it will be uploaded to Google:

The feature is currently under development for iOS and Android and I will post an announcement when WhatsApp is going to release an update for it: stay tuned!


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