Are you trying to find a specific message in your huge WhatsApp chat log? There are two ways to search, so you can quickly find what you are looking for.
If you’re not even sure who the conversation was with, you can search the entire archive from the main Chat window. Just pull down and a search bar will appear at the top. Plug in what you want to search for and it will show up.
This is great if you don’t know where the message is, but it doesn’t give you a lot of context to the results.
There’s a better search tool built in, if you know which contact’s messages you want to search for. First, open the chat you want to search for.
So, if you’re on an iPhone, tap the name at the top of the chat, then tap Search Chat.
On Android, tap the three dots and then select Search.
Now enter the word or phrase you are looking for. WhatsApp will tell you how many times it appears. You can tap the up and down arrows to move between each mention of the search term. This way you can see the full context for each message.