WhatsApp Rolls Out Chat Filters to Help Find Conversations Faster

WhatsApp is rolling out new Chat Filters to make it easier to find the messages you are looking for and reduce the need to scroll through your inbox.

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The following three new filters appear at the top of the app's main conversation list: All, Unread, and Groups. In a blog post, WhatsApp describes them like so:

  • All: The default view of all your messages.
  • Unread: Perfect for when you want to see which conversations you need to catch up on or respond to. It shows messages that are either marked by you as unread or haven’t been opened yet, so you can prioritize your responses.
  • Groups: A highly requested feature, now all your group chats will be organized in one place, making it easier to find your favorite ones whether it's your weekly family dinner discussion or planning your next vacation. This will also show subgroups of Communities.

WhatsApp says the Chat Filters feature is rolling out now and will be available to everyone on both iOS and Android in the coming weeks.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also developing a feature that lets users pin their favorite channels to the top of the Channels list in the Updates screen, similar to how you can pin chats in the chats list. Initially, users will be able to pin up to a maximum of three channels, but WhatsApp has also tested up to five. The feature remains limited to WhatsApp beta users for now.

Top Rated Comments

DoctorMesmer Avatar
5 weeks ago
Looks good. Now can we have an iPad app, please?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zilchfox Avatar
5 weeks ago
Not only did Telegram have this feature already, but you can also make custom filters, too. Also, Telegram supports iPad, and has also announced that they’re working on a version for Apple Vision Pro. I have no idea why people continue to use WhatsApp when it only supports iPhone, lacks so many features, etc., when better alternatives exist.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mcilwraith Avatar
5 weeks ago

Not only did Telegram have this feature already, but you can also make custom filters, too. Also, Telegram supports iPad, and has also announced that they’re working on a version for Apple Vision Pro. I have no idea why people continue to use WhatsApp when it only supports iPhone, lacks so many features, etc., when better alternatives exist.
because almost no one uses telegram! almost everyone worldwide has WhatsApp!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
.wojtek Avatar
5 weeks ago

because almost no one uses telegram! almost everyone worldwide has WhatsApp!
[citation_needed]?

Beside it depends on the country - in some WA is more popular, in other FB... also, personal bubble - I talk with all my friends on Telegram :-)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Beatrix Kiddo Avatar
5 weeks ago

Not only did Telegram have this feature already, but you can also make custom filters, too. Also, Telegram supports iPad, and has also announced that they’re working on a version for Apple Vision Pro. I have no idea why people continue to use WhatsApp when it only supports iPhone, lacks so many features, etc., when better alternatives exist.
You don’t use Whatsapp because it is the best. You use it because people you know use it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
5 weeks ago
It's like they took a look at the Telegram folders feature (added in 2020...), then got scared by the coding complexity so dumbed it down.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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