WhatsApp may soon allow users to search for messages by date


WhatsApp, owned by Meta, may soon bring a new feature that will allow users to search for messages by date. According to a report by WaBetaInfo, the instant messaging platform is working on a search message by date feature for a future app update. The feature was first spotted two years ago in 2020. But after a while, it was no longer in their plans to release to the public.

Now, WhatsApp is finally planning to bring this feature. “After releasing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.0.19.73 update from TestFlight, we found that WhatsApp is finally planning to release the feature again in the future,” the report said.

How will the search messages by date feature work on WhatsApp?

Once the feature is released, users will see a new calendar icon when searching for a message in a chat. With this icon, users will be able to jump to a certain date allowing them to view all messages from that exact date. Users will be able to skip the date view by simply scrolling through the conversation.

The next find message by date feature of WhatsApp will be useful when a user wants to find out the first message shared with a certain contact or wants to read what messages were shared on that certain date.

The feature is currently under development. WhatsApp is expected to release the feature with a future update.

In other news, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature called WhatsApp Survey. As reported by WaBetaInfo – an online platform that tracks WhatsApp features, the platform may soon ask users for feedback within the app itself. By participating in these in-app polls, users can give feedback on new features, products, and more after receiving an invitation. Users will receive invitations to submit their comments. The report shares a screenshot of the feature that shows WhatsApp will bring verified chat to send survey invites. At this time, it is unknown what surveys users will receive from this conversation. Users will have the option to decline invitations from this official WhatsApp chat.

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