WABetainfo, which tracks WhatsApp’s latest feature, said in its report that WhatsApp for iOS may soon get a new search by date feature that will allow users to search for messages of a particular date. This means that you will be able to filter the results by dates. After you type a name or number in the search box, WhatsApp shows a number of results.
According to reports, WhatsApp is developing an improved search function that would let users check for messages received on a certain date. WhatsApp for iOS is testing this feature. According to reports, this feature is still in the development stage, and no date for its release has been provided. It has not yet been made available to beta testers, according to a report. This information was released a few days after it was stated that an update to WhatsApp for iOS had revealed a flaw. The bug switches the silence length from “1 week” to “8 hours” automatically.
WABetaInfo has also shared some screenshots that suggest a calendar icon placed just above the keyboard. To use the option to search messages for a particular date, one has to tap on the calendar icon on WhatsApp for iPhone. A single tap will open the calendar icon, and a date picker will appear for selecting any month, date and year. As mentioned, this built-in feature is still under development and may be rolled out to beta testers in the future.
According to the report, this feature of WhatsApp has been in the development phase since two years ago, but the plan to bring it to the common people was shelved. People at WABetainfo say that they noticed this feature after the release of iOS 18.104.22.168 update from TestFlight. The platform said that WhatsApp has rolled out a new update through the TestFlight beta program, which is bringing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 version.
The development comes two days after WhatsApp for iOS users were experiencing an issue after updating their app to version 126.96.36.199. It was reported that a WhatsApp bug has changed the duration of the mute from ‘1 week’ to ‘8 hours’. However, when users chose two other periods to mute the chat, ‘8 hours’ and ‘Always’, there was no problem.