WhatsApp is always striving to offer new features to people to enhance user experience and boost engagement on the platform. As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a feature that will make it much easier to search particular chat messages.
The feature would enable users to find messages by date. Although, the idea came to light back in 2020 but did not make it to the final plan of the company until now. The feature is getting ready to roll out on the platform soon.
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Benefits of this feature?
Since this feature would filter chat messages by date, no one would have to try and remember keywords from the conversation. It would be enough to remember the tentative date and accordingly start searching using the filter option.
Needless to say, this feature will greatly help people to find crucial conversations or recall important chats within a group or between two people.
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Which OS can enjoy this feature?
WhatsApp is aiming to roll out this feature for iPhone users at first. Later the update will be available for Android smartphone users as well.
What is next for iPhone users?
WhatsApp will cease to function on some Apple devices from 24th October 2022. To be precise the meta-owned app would not support iOS 10 and iOS 11. Hence, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C would not be eligible for WhatsApp updates anymore.
However, it is unlikely that anybody would still be using those models from the past.
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About the feature and how to use it?
According to WABetaInfo the feature was in the making for two years but stopped later. However, “After releasing the WhatsApp Beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 from the Testflight, we found that WhatsApp is finally planning to release the feature again in the future,” WABetaInfo reported.
- Click on the icon and jump instantly to a particular date to read the messages
- To dismiss the date view, scroll through the messages
- The feature will help locate the first message shared by a person or to skim through the chat on a specific date.
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The feature is not fully developed yet and WhatsApp also accepted that it scraped the plan two years ago but working on it again. This free messaging app is introducing another feature which is to enable users to give feedback within the app.