How to Search Your WhatsApp Chat History [Quick Tips]

The good thing about Whatsapp is that you can quickly connect with a friend (or a contact in your phonebook) and start chatting immediately. The Group Chat feature makes it easier for many people to connect and chat with each other. As many people start chatting in real time, it is very easy for a single message to get lost in the thread. Luckily, Whatsapp comes with a search feature that allows you to easily search your archive history. This search feature is hidden from view, and most people don’t realize it until they delve deeper into the Settings. Here is how you can search through your archive history in Whatsapp.

Note: This tutorial is done on an Android device. The iOS version of WhatsApp doesn’t seem to come with the search feature. For iOS users, you can try out Whatool to search your WhatsApp chat history.

1. In Whatsapp, go into the chat where you want to search for the archived message.

2. Tap the Option button (the button with three vertical dots).

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3. In it you should see a “Search” option. Select it.

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4. A search field should appear at the top. Now type in the text that you want to search.

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Whatsapp will then search through your archive history and highlight the search term. You can then tap the up/down arrow beside the search field to go to the previous/next search result.

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That’s it.