WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to search for messages by date within conversations on the web. This feature potentially enables users to easily search for specific messages they sent on a particular date, as reported by WABetaInfo.
However, this feature is currently under development at WhatsApp, and it is expected to be released for the web version in the future. As per the screenshots released by the publication, the feature could allow users to select a date in WhatsApp Web from a calendar interface. Notably, this feature has already been introduced in the iOS app version (WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124), and therefore, the same functionality could be ported to the web experience as well.
With that said, WhatsApp Web is gaining popularity as it expands its feature set, and more people are using it for work-related purposes. According to WABetaInfo, this feature will not only help users save time when searching for specific messages but also reduce their effort in doing so. This could be especially helpful for those who often need to refer to their old messages.
When is the Feature Expected to Launch?
The publication states that WhatsApp is currently working on implementing this feature, and it may be released in the near future. However, there is currently no word from WhatsApp on when this feature will be released.
In related news, WhatsApp released a new option to make it harder for malicious attackers to infer your location by protecting your IP address in calls. And now, there is a new section called “Advanced”, placed within the privacy settings screen. This new section contains the new protect IP address in call option, which makes it definitely harder for anyone in the call to infer your location by securely relaying through WhatsApp servers.