WhatsApp releases Advanced search and new auto-download rules in its 2.20.117 Beta update

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WhatsApp introduces new Advanced search feature and new auto-download rules in its 2.20.117 Beta update

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app that you can trust and has over 2 billion users worldwide as of February 2020. As far as security is concerned the company has provided enough to protect our messages and chats with the end to end encryption feature. WhatsApp has also released multiple features that make the app best for chatting and sharing some content in the family and friends or any office groups.

Now the company has released the Advanced Search feature which has been in the testing phase from the last six months. According to WABETAINFO, the company has released the new feature in the 2.20.117 Beta update along with new auto-download rules and minor bug fixes.

The new Advanced Search feature allows users to search for specific file types, including documents, photos, videos, links, GIFs, and audio. The ability to search by media type is an amazing improvement over the purely text-based system used right now.

Whatsapp Advanced Search Mode

To use this feature you need to be a WhatsApp Beta Tester and install the latest Beta update. However, it is also believed that the Advanced Search feature is still in the development and currently only available to the server-side.

whatsapp protected backups wabetainfo

Another feature discovered by the WABetainfo brings you the ability to protect your backups with a password. The discovery shows that the password has to be eight characters long and is case-sensitive. The leaker notes that WhatsApp and Facebook don’t save your password, so you can’t access your backup if you lose this password.

About the new Auto download rule, the leaker said WhatsApp is silently introducing a new rule that will be always enabled by default in the next updates: frequently forwarded images, videos, documents, and voice messages will be never automatically downloaded from WhatsApp!

All of the features are still in the development and will be released in the future updates, For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.

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