WhatsApp to introduce filters that will change your chatting experience

    WhatsApp is planning to bring the Chat Filters feature to its platform, which will enable users to find specific chats using filters. It will allow users to search particularly for groups, contacts, non-contacts and more.
    By SHAURYA TOMER
    | Updated on May 13 2022, 11:27 AM IST
    The WhatsApp chat filter feature is reported to arrive soon via an update to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions.
    The WhatsApp chat filter feature is reported to arrive soon via an update to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions. (REUTERS)
    The WhatsApp chat filter feature is reported to arrive soon via an update to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions.
    The WhatsApp chat filter feature is reported to arrive soon via an update to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions. (REUTERS)

    WhatsApp is planning to bring the Chat Filter feature to its platform, which will enable users to find particular chats using filters.

    WhatsApp had already introduced advanced chat filters to the business accounts last year. The company is planning to bring the same to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions, according to a report by WABetaInfo. The chat filter option is only visible when tapping the search option in business accounts, but it is reported that the option will always be visible in non-business accounts.

    According to the report, "WhatsApp is making it easier to search for unread chats, contacts, non-contacts, and groups. Standard WhatsApp accounts will also be able to use the same feature in a future update of the app, but there is another difference: the filter button will be always visible even when you are not searching for chats and messages.”

    The chat filter option has been in the test phase for beta users of the desktop version of WhatsApp and it may not be long before WhatsApp releases it to the general public via an update. The company has been readily introducing new features, updates and improvements to its platform. Recently, WhatsApp added the option to send files up to 2GB, add up to 512 members in a group and enhanced its end-to-end encryption protocols.

    WhatsApp said in a statement that "Building private, safe, and secure communities takes work and we think this series of improvements will help people and groups stay close to one another.”

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    First Published Date: 13 May, 11:27 AM IST
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