WhatsApp May Soon Get ‘Search By Date’ Feature, New Storage Tools
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is working on a new search filter for its chat platform, according to a report in WaBetaInfo. This feature will help users search for messages by date.
It’s being developed for both iOS and Android versions of the messaging app, and is in ‘Alpha’ stage of development. Release date is not known as yet.
WhatsApp is also testing ShareChat integration, which will add a dedicated media player for videos hosted on the popular video-hosting platform. This feature will be similar to the YouTube videos played in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode in chat, without being redirected to a browser window.
Some new storage tools are also being tested.
‘Search by date’ feature will be available by tapping on the calendar icon while using the in-chat search feature. This will enable users to easily search for a message by choosing a specific date.
New storage management tools are in early stages of development and will take a few months to be rolled out for users.
WhatsApp is also testing a new bubble colour for the dark mode which could be available in the near future.
WaBetaInfo tracks all upcoming changes and features in the Facebook-owned app.