TECHNOLOGY WhatsApp to get Chat filter: Here’s how it works

No icon

WhatsApp seems to be in no mood to slow down. The instant messaging service has been continuously rolling out new updates and features in a bid to keep the app engaging.

As outlined by Wabetainfo, the messaging service is reportedly working on a new feature dubbed Chat filter, which is set to come to the WhatsApp Business app for Android. The report asserts that WhatsApp has submitted the new update with version 2.18.84 through the Google Play Beta programme.

With this new feature, one can quickly search messages using the filters. It will help narrow down the search criteria by filtering the messages. One needs to tap on the search option to locate the filter icon. On tapping the filter icon, the options will appear as Unread chats, Groups, and Broadcast lists. Selecting it, the user will be able to choose where WhatsApp has to search messages in.


For now, WhatsApp has reportedly kept the feature disabled for some development reasons and it will be enabled in the next releases. Also, it is not known whether this feature will arrive in the standard app.

Besides, WhatsApp for the Business app has reportedly garnered over three million active users. The app is specifically available for Android users in countries like — India, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, Britain and the US. However, as per recent reports, the company has already started working on an iOS version of the WhatsApp Business platform.