WhatsApp is adding a new feature called Chat Filter for its users. According to leaks, the feature will be coming to the WhatsApp Business application for Android users. The feature is apparently part of version 2.18.83 of WhatsApp Business and can be obtained through the Google Play Beta programme. That is, of course, till the feature becomes official for everyone.
As of now the company is reported to have kept the feature disabled for development reasons and it will be enabled in the next releases.
With Chat Filters, users will be able to narrow down search criteria on the application. It will help users filter messages for the same.
To use it, you will need to tap the search option on the app and then find the filter feature. This will unveil a bunch of options, including Unread chats, Broadcast Lists and Groups and show messages according to the filter you choose. Using the filter basically allows you to search through any of these options inside WhatsApp, making it simpler to find stuff you have sent using the app.
WhatsApp Business apparently has over three million active users already. The app is not available to all users just yet, but you can get it if you’re in India, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, US or Britain right now. The company is apparently working on an iOS version of the app as well.