WhatsApp Chat Filters is here to keep your chats organized


WhatsApp is keen to make the app better and improve user experience. Over the past few weeks, the company has tested a couple of features including AI Integration and status update notification. Yesterday, the company officially announced a new feature called WhatsApp Filters. The idea behind this feature is that WhatsApp wants users to find the right conversations in the right place. With this feature, important conversations can be placed ahead of less important chats. This way, users can get to their important messages faster.

WhatsApp Chat Filters

How does WhatsApp Filters work?

According to the company, this new feature will use different criteria to filter chat. Above the chats on the WhatsApp page, the different filters will be displayed. Thus, users can seamlessly activate any of the filters with a single click. These filters are pretty easy to understand as their names are self-explanatory. The filters available for now are

  • All
  • Unread
  • Groups

If you select “All”, then it will be the default view of all messages.

However, if you choose “Unread”, then all messages that have not been read will appear. This will help the user easily catch up with chats that they need to respond to. For instance, if you have 200 persons on your chat list with 20 unread messages, it will be difficult to scroll down to all the messages considering that some of these unread messages may be far down the list. The Unread filter will bring all 20 messages to the front page and you can attend to all of them easily.

The third filter is “Groups” and according to WhatsApp, this is a “highly requested feature”. With this filter, users can have all groups in one place and attend to the messages therein. This filter will make it easier for users to find the groups whose content they want to attend to. Furthermore, this filter will show subgroups of Communities.

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With regards to the new WhatsApp filters, the company said

We believe filters will make it easier for people to stay organized and find their most important conversations and help navigate through messages more efficiently. We’ll continue to build more options to help you focus on what matters most. These are starting to roll out to users today, and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.



According to the company, the official rollout of this feature will commence this week. This means that users in certain regions may already have this feature. This is because the company will likely roll out the feature region by region. However, it assured all WhatsApp users that the feature would be available to them in the “coming weeks”. The “coming weeks” here could be from a few weeks to several weeks. So, if you do not find this feature at the moment, there is no need to panic, it is coming.

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WhatsApp’s new Filters feature is a decent addition that aims to improve user experience. It will allow users to organize and access their chats more efficiently. With filters like “All,” “Unread,” and “Groups,” users can easily prioritize important conversations and manage their messages effectively. The “Unread” filter streamlines catching up on unread messages, ensuring you don’t miss crucial chats in a cluttered inbox. The addition of the “Groups” filter fulfills a highly requested feature, simplifying the navigation through group chats. WhatsApp’s commitment to enhancing organization and accessibility through these filters demonstrates its dedication to user satisfaction. As the feature begins its official rollout, users can expect a more streamlined chat experience, making it easier to focus on essential conversations. What do you think about this new feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below

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