WhatsApp now lets users search messages by date - TechGyant

WhatsApp now lets users search messages by date


WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform Meta owns, introduces a new functionality enabling users to search chats using a date filter. WhatsApp now lets users search messages by date This feature allows users to designate a specific date and navigate directly to all messages sent from that point onward. WhatsApp highlights the usefulness of this feature for revisiting meaningful conversations or verifying previously shared information. Moreover, the search functionality extends beyond text messages, including media, links, and documents exchanged on the selected date.

How to search by date on WhatsApp

  • Open the WhatsApp app on your device.
  • Tap on any chat or group you want to search in.
  • Tap on the contact or group name at the top.
  • Look for the option “Search” within the menu.
  • The option appears right below the contact name on the Android app, while iOS app users must scroll down to look for the option.
  • Tap on the new calendar icon that appears towards the right side of the search bar and choose a date.
  • WhatsApp will directly take you to the conversation on the chosen date.

The rollout of this feature has commenced for Android devices, complementing its existing availability on iOS, Mac, desktop, and WhatsApp Web clients. Notably, for users accessing WhatsApp through the web version, the search option is conveniently located adjacent to the contact or group name within the chat interface. The calendar icon is positioned towards the left side of the search bar on WhatsApp Web.

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