WhatsApp reportedly working on an ‘Advanced Search’ feature

Facebook-owned WhatsApp keeps rolling out new features to keep its users hooked. But, before these features are rolled out to users around the world, they are thoroughly tested by WhatsApp – both internally and with beta users. Well, the latest feature that WhatsApp is reportedly working on is ‘Advanced Search’.


According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new search feature called ‘Advanced Search’ that would make searching for media easy for the users.

WhatsApp already has a search feature that lets you search messages within multiple chats at once easily. But now, WhatsApp is improving this search feature by letting you search for media as well.


With the advanced search feature, WhatsApp users will be able to search for photos, GIFs, videos, audio, documents, and even links from one place. You will also be able to filter the search by tapping on a type of media, say photos or videos. Doing so will show search results for photos/videos from all the chats.

This advanced search feature will show you your search history. But it will give you the option to delete it so that it doesn’t appear again in the search bar.

WABetaInfo reports that this new search feature will be rolled out for iPhone users with upcoming beta updates, however, there’s no word on when this feature will be rolled out to beta users on Android.