WhatsApp Adds A Search Message Shortcut For Finding Specific Messages

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WhatsApp has been continuously upgrading its app in terms of features. Though apps such as Telegram are already ahead when it comes to some features, WhatsApp is playing the catch-up game here.

Now, the latest report by WABetaInfo shows that WhatsApp has added one more convenient feature to its app. Notably, WhatsApp has introduced a search message shortcut within the app for an even better experience.

Using this shortcut, users will be able to find specific messages from a chat or a group. Though this may sound familiar to the search message option WhatsApp already has, it works a bit differently.


As per the report, users will be able to search for specific messages using this WhatsApp search message shortcut right from the info page of personal contacts and groups.

This means you do not need to open the personal chat or a group chat and then hit the 3-dot icon and select the Search option to search for messages.

The WhatsApp search message shortcut was spotted in beta version

WABetaInfo spotted this WhatsApp search message shortcut in the latest beta version of the Android app. Moreover, the feature is currently rolling out to a small group of testers.


However, there is a slight glitch for even those small groups of testers for whom the WhatsApp search message shortcut feature is live. Notably, the shortcut fails to appear sometimes.

That is a part and parcel of the beta testing, after all. So, if you are also experiencing this issue within the WhatsApp beta version, then you are not alone.

Apart from this, there is no official information on when WhatsApp will bring this feature to the stable version of the app. There are chances that this feature could roll out soon in the future.


Recently, the app picked up an updated voice call interface, which brought in rounded grey background. It shows the contact name, number, and profile picture, along with the call duration on top.

WhatsApp is also expected to receive a bunch of other features. This includes the ability to send message reactions. Once the feature is live, users will be able to react to messages, with one of the six emojis.

Other Meta apps, such as Instagram and Facebook, allow you to react to a message with any emoji of your liking. So, this is a limited feature. However, it may get the option to use any emoji with future updates.