WhatsApp Working on a New Advanced Search Feature

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Inorder to improve its chat search function, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is developing a new Advanced Search Feature for its Android and iOS users. While conversing on groups with hundreds of chats every day, it does become extremely difficult to look for something specific. Therefore, WhatsApp team has been trying to polish its in-app search feature with a number of discreet changes under the hood, but a bigger feature may be in the works. Its advanced search feature will improve the standard search tool within WhatsApp, allowing users to search through multiple types of messages.

With the advanced search feature of WhatsApp, its users will be able to search between Photos, GIFs, Videos, Documents, Links and Audio. The new Advanced Search feature also reports your Search History (that can be easily deleted, using “Clear”). If you tap a media file, for example Photos, WhatsApp will show all messages that contain an image! The report suggests that WhatsApp will add a ‘Media’ Window, which will allow users to search between Photos, GIFs, Videos, Documents, Links and Audio.

How Will WhatsApp’s Advanced Search Feature Work:

One can use this upcoming feature by tapping on any media file, for instance, Photos, WhatsApp will show all messages that include an image. The leaked report says that a ‘Media’ window shows “how many media files are stored in your WhatsApp Storage, so your results can be now filtered by media.” One will also be able to check their Search History, which can be deleted by tapping on ‘Clear’ option. The results also include a nice preview, so you do not need to open the search result in order to see it. You can continue to filter these results by typing something else in the search bar. The same happens if you tap GIFs or Documents. Tapping Links, WhatsApp will present all shared Links in your chats and groups, with a preview. Tapping Audio, all voice messages will be shown, which is still in development process.

Final Thoughts

Reports says that good things coming in WhatsApp. We have already seen the Screen Lock enabled feature, along with that WhatsApp is also developing a Group Invitation System and Dark Mode is coming in next releases. The Advanced Search feature could take a few weeks before it sees a wider, stable rollout.

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