How to Use Whatsapp Advanced Search Feature

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Another pretty cool feature that went under the radar, and is called WhatsApp Advanced Search. Since its launch back in 2009, WhatsApp became the most popular free messaging platform worldwide. WhatsApp has launched a new search feature called WhatsApp Advanced Search. WhatsApp, with its more than 2 billion users worldwide, this open messaging platform is being used by almost 30% of the world’s entire population. Users love WhatsApp because it’s completely free also offers a lot of handy features, and ad-free. Lately, the messaging platform received “Dark Mode.”

Now, you might be questioning, “WhatsApp already has a search feature! Right?” However, with a recent update, the developers modified the existing search feature on WhatsApp to the WhatsApp Advanced Search feature to make it more useful. However, earlier, these search results only showed chat results. But now, with the “advanced search,” you can find more detailed results just about anything within the app itself. The application now shows search results for photos, documents, links, videos, GIFs, and audio files. So, here’s how it works.

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How to use WhatsApp’s Advance Search on WhatsApp

In order to use the advanced search feature on WhatsApp, you need to click on the search icon present in the top right bar of the application to start the search option. Now, the WhatsApp app will start showing you different results categorized format for photos, chats, links, and videos with a date.

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Whatsapp advanced search feature, advance search, techycoder
  • Open the WhatsApp application and pull down from the top to show the search bar.
  • Now, tap on the search bar to type in your desired search terms or keywords.

Note: When you touch the search bar, you’ll find a drop-down menu with options to search for a specific category that includes – Photos, GIFs, Links, Videos, and more. If you are looking for any particular category file, then you can use this menu to search for it quickly and easily.

  • Now when you type in the search terms, the app will give instant results from every category present in WhatsApp’s advance search feature.

For example, if you search for “Coronavirus,” the app will flash you results not only from the chats but from the category as well. If you have sent or received links or messages within the app, those links or messages will show up with the words mentioned in chats.

Now, this is the feature some of you might be looking for in any messaging application out there. As for now, this update has been officially rolled out for both Android and iOS devices. However, if you did not get the feature, make sure that your application is up to date.

So, what you think about this WhatsApp advanced search tool WhatsApp? Will you be using this feature anytime soon? Is this chat giant slow steps to take on with other new and evolving chatting applications like Telegram? Let us know in the comment section below.

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