According to a report by WaBetaInfo, one of the more reliable sources of WhatsApp related updates, Meta may soon bring a new feature to the application that will allow users to search messages by date. The new feature was first spotted two years ago in 2020, but after some time, it was no longer in their plans to release to the public.
Now, the feature spotted in the iOS version of WhatsApp. “After releasing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update from TestFlight, we discovered that WhatsApp is finally planning to release the feature in the future again,” the report says.
A new calendar icon will appear for users when they search for a message in a conversation. Using this icon, users will be able to jump to a certain date to read all messages from that date. Then users will be able to dismiss the date view by simply scrolling through the conversation.
The new feature is currently under development and it is expected to be released in a future update of WhatsApp.