WhatsApp Web Enables Beta Users to Search Messages by Date: Report
WhatsApp is introducing a novel feature within its latest web client beta, allowing users to efficiently search for messages based on specific dates. This feature proves invaluable when users need to retrieve a message but lack the precise keywords for searching, relying instead on a rough timeframe when the message was sent. Furthermore, it facilitates the search for messages that lack searchable text content, such as videos and voice notes.
WABetaInfo, a feature tracking platform, spotted this addition on WhatsApp Web Beta 2.2348.50, a service under the Meta umbrella. Users will now encounter a new calendar icon when performing message searches on the web client. It's important to note that this feature is presently available to a select group of users who have opted for the latest beta version of WhatsApp Web, and its full rollout to all testers may take some time. As of now, Gadgets 360 has not had the opportunity to test this feature on the most recent WhatsApp Web Beta client.
As per information provided by the feature tracker, the new search-by-date feature on WhatsApp Web allows users to swiftly pinpoint messages based on their transmission or reception dates. Clicking on the recently introduced icon opens up a calendar view that enables users to select a specific date. Doing so will result in a list of messages from that particular day.
WhatsApp is also in the process of beta testing an additional feature on its iOS and Android apps, namely email verification. This development will empower users to verify their email addresses within the app, offering an alternative means of logging in when cellular reception is absent, making it impossible to receive a login OTP.
Moreover, the prominent messaging platform is actively developing the capability to share polls in channels. This feature will function somewhat differently than polls shared within group chats, as it will preserve voter anonymity, aligning with the company's commitment to safeguard user privacy.