All you emoji lovers out there, WhatsApp has finally introduced Emoji search feature. However, the feature is limited to Beta users as of now and will be available in the stable version in the coming days.
The search feature, which initially arrived on the beta build of 2.17.238, crashed when you used it. However, the feature is up and working fine on the latest beta version of 2.17.243.
The Emoji search feature, as is obvious, lets you search for related Emojis. For instance, if you type hand in the Emoji search box, all the Emojis related to hand will be shown to you. Besides allowing faster access to Emojis, the search feature helps in understanding what a particular Emoji stands for. What I mean is, there are so many Emojis and people are confused what they stand for, well, that won’t be the case now.
To access Emoji search, tap the smiley icon on the left of the typing area in WhatsApp followed by search icon present at the bottom left corner of the screen. Enter your search text and voila!
Meanwhile, WhatsApp recently introduced album feature, however, the same is disabled in 2.17.243 version. Perhaps, they will reintroduce it in the next beta version or the upcoming stable version. Further, WhatsApp will soon let you unsend your messages, thanks to the recall feature that will be introduced in near future.
You can download the beta version from the link below or become a WhatsApp Beta tester to receive Beta updates on Play Store itself. Here is our guide on how to join Beta program.