WhatsApp Advanced Search Rolling Out for Android Beta Users, Expiring Messages Feature
WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out the Advanced Search Mode for beta testers on Android. This feature is gradually being enabled for beta users, which means it should be seen if on the latest beta. This feature was spotted under development on various occasions in the past, and now it appears to be available for testing for beta users. Furthermore, WhatsApp has also been spotted making improvements to the anticipated Expiring Messages feature. New screenshots give us a glimpse how this feature is intended to work when it launches commercially.
Starting with Advanced Search Mode, WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo notes that the feature is finally rolling out for certain beta testers. Few users should be able to spot it between WhatsApp v126.96.36.199 beta for Android and WhatsApp v188.8.131.52 beta for Android. The tracker reports that WhatsApp is enabling this feature from server side for a few beta testers. The activation seems to be partial and slow, as WhatsApp wants to ensure that there are no crashes or bugs.
Gadgets 360 wasn’t able to spot this feature on the latest Android beta. Once activated, the Advanced Search feature should allow users to narrow down their search to photos, videos, links, GIFs, audio, and even documents.This introduction page reveals details on how this feature looks to work when it launches. It is discovered that anyone can turn on and off expiring messages in chats. For groups, only group admins can toggle the option, and messages sent and received when the feature was disabled won’t be affected. Once enabled, new messages will disappear from the chat after seven days.