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WhatsApp’s new feature to help users search a message by date

WhatsApp’s new feature to help users search a message by date
The Siliconreview
12 September, 2022

Users will see a new calendar icon when they search for a message in a conversation

WhatsApp has yet again come with a new feature that promises to enhance the user experience. The new feature enables users to search messages by date. This was confirmed by a report by WaBetaInfo. The meta-owned instant messaging platform launched several new features earlier such as surveys, muting specific participants on voice calls, transferring chats between iOS and Android, and new emoji reactions for messages.

The brand new feature was first spotted in 2020 by WaBetaInfo, but it was no longer in a plan to release to the public after some time. After releasing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.0.19.73 update from TestFlight, WhatsApp is planning to release this feature again. Currently, this feature is under development, and once the feature is released, users will see a new calendar icon when they search for a message in a conversation. With the help of a calendar icon, users can quickly jump to a certain date so they can start reading all messages from that date. To dismiss the date view, a user must simply scroll through the conversation. This feature will come in handy, particularly when users want to identify which messages were shared on a certain date.