WhatsApp is set to introduce a new search tool for its desktop application. This innovative feature will allow users to search for messages by date simplifying the process of locating old messages, particularly voice notes.
The new feature is currently being tested and will initially be available to a select group of beta testers who have the latest version of WhatsApp Web. Following this initial testing phase, the feature will be rolled out to all users.
The introduction of the date-based search feature is a significant enhancement to the platform’s functionality. It will enable users to swiftly locate messages from a specific date, saving time and reducing the frustration of scrolling through lengthy chat histories.
This feature will prove particularly beneficial when searching for non-text messages, such as voice notes, which can often be challenging to retrieve due to the lack of text transcriptions. It will also be useful for users who cannot recall the exact wording of a text message but remember the date it was sent.
To use the feature, users will select a date from the date picker panel that appears upon clicking the calendar button. This button will become accessible after the update. Users can then search for messages from the chosen date.
The introduction of this new search tool is part of WhatsApp’s ongoing efforts to enhance user experience and streamline communication on the platform. The company anticipates that this feature will provide a more efficient and convenient way for users to navigate their message history.
As of November 9th, 2023, the feature is still in the testing phase, with a broader rollout expected in the coming days.