Trying to find a particular message in a chat that may be going on for years can be a trial, particularly if it’s something like a recommendation or name that is difficult to search for,
WhatsApp is working on a way to make it easier to search by date, meaning you can cut down on extraneous hits and zero in faster on important information.
WhatsApp is (still) testing a search by date feature, to quickly jump to a specific date in the conversation.
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The company has been working on the feature since November last year, and the development is ongoing.
Here is how it works.
When doing a search, users will be able to press the calendar icon, and can then use the date scroller to scroll to hits on a particular date.
The feature is being developed on iOS but will presumable also come to Android in due time.