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WhatsApp launches feature to find old messages easily

WhatsApp now automatically navigates users to their preferred old messages by "search by date" feature

By Web Desk
February 29, 2024
A display of the WhatsApp search by date feature. — WhatsApp/File
A display of the WhatsApp "search by date" feature. — WhatsApp/File

Meta has significantly improved the ease of searching previous messages on WhatsApp by introducing a calendar, which will help users find their message history by selecting a specific date on it.

With this most recent update, users may now use the date option to search for a certain message or piece of media on WhatsApp. This eliminates the need for users to navigate around the chat window in order to find a message from a certain event.

Users of Android and iPhone may now get the update, and web users and those using WhatsApp on PCs and Macs can also use the same capability. The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, also posted identical content on his WhatsApp channel.

WhatsApp will automatically navigate you to the messages from that particular day when you click on the calendar icon and choose the date. This makes it simple to search through previous WhatsApp chats, especially for those who have been using the app for a long time.

In the past several months, WhatsApp has added a tonne of new features. It has included various text formatting choices, including strikethrough, bold, italic, monospace, and more.

Here's how to use WhatsApp's calendar feature to search for messages or content: 

Simply launch WhatsApp, select any chat, tap the name of the person or group at the top, and select "Search." The screenshot (below) illustrates that he or she can select which...

Additionally, WhatsApp has added a number of security-focused features, making it a secure platform. If you use WhatsApp on an Android device, be aware that you are no longer able to backup your conversations for free on Google Drive because WhatsApp chats are now counted against your allotted storage limit.