I have been using WhatsApp for a long time now, and I have some group chats that have an enormous amount of text messages. Now, I want to look up some info someone has posted a few months ago. I have narrowed down the group chats that that specific text message could be in, but even after having scrolled and even read through loads of messages, I can’t find the info I am looking for…
Isn’t there any way to search inside chats in WhatsApp ?
Yes, you can search inside WhatsApp messages.
To do so, do this :
in WhatsApp, go out of any group chat you might be in
in the main Chats screen, swipe down from the top
now a search bar appears just below the word Chats
typ the text you are looking for inside the searchbar
…and all chat messages containing that text will be shown
I am looking for information on the internet, and now Google found some interesting websites for me. I can see most of the info I am searching for in the Google-preview of the website, but when I go to the website using the link Google provides, it opens a page with so much info that I can’t find what I’m looking for…
On my Mac, in Safari, I would typ the [CMD]+[F] key-combo and get a search field in the top right of the webpage where I can typ what I am looking for exactly, and it will highlight all occurrences of this search term on the webpage and guide me to them instantly…
But how can I do something similar on my iPhone ?
Since you don’t have a keyboard with the option to press the [CMD]+[F] key-combo on your iPhone, Apple has come up with a slightly different solution for searching within a webpage :
in Safari, go to the webpage that should have the information you are searching for
when the webpage is open in Safari, tap on the bottom of the screen (about 1cm from the bottom)
when the top & bottom bars come up, click on the “Share”-button (the square with the arrow pointing upward)
in the menu that comes up, click on the “Find On Page”-button (looking glass icon)
in the search field that comes up, type your search term
then all occurrences of your search term will be highlighted and you can flip through them using the up & down arrows on the left (next to the search field)
when you want to go back to your regular website viewing, click on the “Done”-button