Find whatever you're looking for in WhatsApp for Android!

When you have a large circle of friends and family and you have five chats going at once, it's hard to keep track of who said what. WhatsApp's search feature lets you limit your search by chat or call. You can also search your contacts list, which is quite handy when you need to send someone a message and need to scroll through a hundred names.

How to search calls in WhatsApp for Android

If you want to find out whether you called someone, you can easily search the WhatsApp call logs to find out.

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the calls button to highlight it. It is on the left side of your screen just below "WhatsApp".

    Launch whatsapp, then tap calls

  3. Tap on the search button. It looks like a magnifying glass and is the first button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  4. Type the name you want to search for into the bar at the top of the screen. WhatsApp will filter your calls by the search term.

    tap search button and then type name of person you want to search for

You've searched and you've found the one you are looking for. Now, go ahead and send them a message.

How to search text chats with WhatsApp for Android

If your significant other sends you a grocery list in WhatsApp, you can easily search for and pull up the message. It saves you the dirty looks when you get home, as well as keeping you off the couch!

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the search button. It looks like a magnifying glass and is the first button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Type in whatever you want to search for in the search bar at the top of the screen. WhatsApp will search the names and text of your chats and then display the matches.

    Tap search button, then type search term

Once you've found a message, you can reply to it or forward it to someone else.

How to search your contacts in WhatsApp for Android

If you have a lot of contacts in WhatsApp, you can find just the person you're looking for in just a few taps.

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's a green speech bubble with a white outline and a white telephone receiver inside.
  2. Tap on the contacts button. It is near the top right corner of the screen, underneath the add contacts button and the more options button.
  3. Tap on the search button. It looks like a magnifying glass and is the first button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

    Launch whatsapp then tap contacts, then tap search button

  4. Type in the person's name you want to search for in the search bar at the top of the screen.

  5. You should see that person's name on the screen.

    Type the person's name you want to search for,

Now that you found someone to talk to, you can call them any time.