WhatsApp seems to have a number of new features in the works that would reach its users in the coming future. One of those new features is an upgraded Search functionality that would allow users to search messages of a particular date.
The instant messaging app is also said to be working on a redesigned Storage Usage section with the options to let you view large and forwarded files.
Similarly, it has been reported that WhatsApp would bring an option to let users delete all messages except the starred ones. Users would also get a ShareChat video integration, new messaging bubbles for the dark mode, and the ability to search images on the Web through the iPhone client.
New feature to allow searching by date
As per a report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has the new Search by date feature in development that would allow users to search a message of a particular date. This means that you would be able to filter out results of other dates.
A couple of screenshots provide by WABetaInfo show that a Calendar icon would be available just above the keyboard when using the Chat Search option on the WhatsApp for iPhone to let you search for a message of a specific date.
By tapping the calendar icon, the date picker would appear to select any month, date, and year. Android users are also likely to receive the new feature through the Search option in the chat window.
The new feature seems to be designed for in-chat searches and not for the universal search option that you can access by pulling down the chats list. Also, it isn’t a part of any recent beta versions and is currently said to be in alpha stage.