We are not talking about a rumor or leaks: the function is already present in the beta version of WhatsApp and therefore it is a matter of a short time before we have it everywhere. Let’s see how it will work on the iPhone.
Don’t look for the what but the when
The idea of searching by date is that we can locate a message not only by what it said in its text (perhaps we don’t remember it exactly), but also by for the day it was sent. Our colleagues from Xataka Móvil have been able to access the new function, which incorporates a button right on the keyboard in the search interface of a chat:
This will be especially useful in those groups of messages with a lot of activity, or also when we are looking for a message that we have sent a long time ago (and we do not remember it very well) but we know well the day on which we sent it.
Meta hasn’t confirmed any concrete release date for this, but in matter of weeks possibly already part of the stable and final version. The only thing we can do is try to have the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS so that the launch does not catch us by surprise.