WhatsApp is indisputably the best chat app in the world. People are using this app to transfer and share important documents, videos, and images. Moreover, users prefer this chat client to discuss many things; they create groups and talk about business, market trends, policies, and more. Naturally, they want to go back to confirm opinions, suggestions, and feedback shared in chat. This calls for searching WhatsApp message on iPhone or iPad. The tutorial here will surely help you search WhatsApp message on iPhone and iPad.

To search in WhatsApp chat history on your iPhone or iPad, you need to update your device to the latest version of this chat app. The best part of this new feature is that you can search in chat history in WhatsApp (entire app), group search and search individual chat history.

How to Search WhatsApp Chat Messages on iPhone and iPad

Entire WhatsApp Search on iPhone or iPad

You can search for words in WhatsApp messages (this will help you find out entire thread with the help of a single keyword).

Step #1: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2: By default, Chats screen will appear on your device.

Tap on Search from the top

Step #3: Now tap in the Search bar (below the Chats).

Type Search Word to Search in Entire WhatsApp

Step #4: Type in any word or name of the contact to find the message/s.

This will present you conversations with people with whom you have used a particular word.

Search WhatsApp Group Chat History

Sometimes users use a particular word or term while chatting with members of select groups. If you want to search what was the discussion with group members, you can go for search WhatsApp group chat.

Step #1: Open WhatsApp on your iOS device.

Step #2: Now tap on a particular group name from the list of contacts.

Step #3: When a WhatsApp group opens, tap on the title/name of the group from top.

Tap on Group Name

Step #4: This will show all details of group. Below the Starred Messages, tap on Chat Search option.

Press on Chat Search

Step #5: Next you can search any word or phrase by typing in Search bar on top.

Enter the Word you want to search

Step #6: If you find more than one matches, tap on UP and down arrow to see more results.

You can also press on next or previous if more then one result found

Search WhatsApp Individual Chat History

The latest update in WhatsApp also allows you to search individual chat history.

Step #1: Launch WhatsApp on your device.

Step #2: Find the contact by swiping up and down; or simply type the contact name in Search bar on top.

Step #3: Once you find the contact, tap on it.

Step #4: Now, tap on the name/title of the contact from top of the screen.

Tap on Contact Name from the top

Step #5: You can see all details about the contact; tap on Chat Search below the Starred Messages option.

Tap on Chat Search

Tap on Chat Search In the Search bar (top), you can type any word or phrase to search in WhatsApp individual chat history.

Type Search Term to Search In Individual Chat History

Note that WhatsApp search feature will work in the latest version of the app; if app is not updating in your iOS 11 iPhone or iPad, you can uninstall the app and then install WhatsApp again.

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