WhatsApp may soon bring a new feature that will allow users to search messages by date. WABetaInfo shared a screenshot to give an idea of how this update will work, once functional and released for use. In the screenshot, it can be seen that a calendar icon (see arrow) will appear when you search for a message in a conversation. By clicking on it, you will be able to jump to a certain date, and read all messages you received on that date. The date view can be dismissed by simply scrolling through the conversation.
This feature will be available on the iPhone, as the testing of this option has already started on the iOS version of WhatsApp. In the coming weeks, WhatsApp could bring it to the beta testers on iPhone, before making sure it is ready for a public rollout. The feature basically includes a calendar icon in the search bar and you can look for the message based on the date.
So, instead of searching for a chat by word, you can just look for the message based on the date. This way, you can easily find the message without facing the hassle of unlimited scrolling to find the message.
How will search message by date feature work on WhatsApp?
Once the feature is released, users will see a new calendar icon when they search for a message in a conversation. With this icon, users will be able to jump to a certain date allowing them to rear all messages from that exact date. Users will be able to dismiss the date view by simply scrolling through the conversation.