WhatsApp prepares a new advanced search function

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WhatsApp prepares a new advanced search function. Do you find it difficult to locate content or attachments in your conversations? Very soon it will be much easier search in WhatsApp photos, videos, GIFs, documents or links in chats: the platform prepares a new advanced search function. 

This was revealed in a report by WABetaInfo, the portal specialized in news on WhatsApp, which states that the platform intends to improve the search function within chats so that users find it easier and faster to find the content they want.

At the moment, the advanced WhatsApp search is not available, but from WABetaInfo they explain that it will come soon to the beta version of iOS. Later, the feature will also be available for the beta version of WhatsApp for Android, and after making sure that the operation works correctly a stable version will be released for all users.

But what is this new feature? As the name suggests, it is an evolution of conventional research that allows you to search for WhatsApp chats in a way more efficient and accurate. 

The new feature allows you to select the type of content you want to search for: photos, GIFs, videos, links, documents or voice notes. 

When you click on a file type, you'll see all messages containing the selected item, with a preview that will help you find the message you're looking for.

In addition, there is also a section where it is possible view your search history, which has a button to cancel in case you don't want other people to see your searches.

The advanced WhatsApp search that will be available very soon adds to other improvements that the platform works on to optimize the user experience, such as the redesign of the settings menu, the new system of invitations for groups and much more.

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