They say WhatsApp is working on a new search function that will let users look at messages from a specific date. WhatsApp on iOS is currently beta-testing the feature. The release date of the rumored new feature has not been revealed. Reports indicate that it has not even been made available to beta testers.
Only a few days ago, it was revealed that an upgrade to WhatsApp on iOS included a flaw. The mute time was set to last for a week, however, due to a bug, it only lasted for eight hours.
According to a post by WABetainfo, a service that beta-tests new features in WhatsApp before they are made available to customers, a Search by date feature is on the way to WhatsApp for iOS. This allows you to exclude results based on when they were made. If you type a name or phone number into WhatsApp’s search bar, you’ll get many suggestions.
Two years ago, the intention to send out this function to the masses reportedly was scrapped after development had already begun. Once TestFlight updated WhatsApp to version 126.96.36.199, the folks at WABetainfo say they noticed the new feature. The platform announced that WhatsApp had submitted an upgrade to the WhatsApp beta for iOS via the TestFlight beta Program, increasing the version number to 188.8.131.52.
Some screenshots published by WABetaInfo show what appears to be a Calendar icon next to the keyboard. The iPhone version of WhatsApp includes a Calendar button for searching by date. If you tap the calendar icon, a calendar with customizable options for the current month, the current date, and the current year will show.
The functionality is still in the works in this version and will be made available to beta testers at a later date, as previously mentioned. This comes just two days after an issue cropped up for iOS users of WhatsApp after switching to version 184.108.40.206.
According to reports, a WhatsApp glitch reduced the one-week mute to only eight hours. Neither of these problems occurred, however, when users selected the 8-hour or permanent mute options for their conversations.