In addition to the recently added Android Messages for the web, dark theme, and GIF search, Google has now announced Android Messages will be gaining improved search features starting this week.

We share a lot of information in our messages, but it's not always easy to look back and find that photo your mom sent a month ago or the address of the coffee shop your friend recommended. Now you can find more of the content shared in your conversations in Android Messages, by simply searching by contact or type of content. After tapping on the search icon, you'll be able to select a specific contact and see your messaging history with them, including one-to-one and group conversations, and all the photos, videos, addresses or links you shared with each other.

Search has been built into Android Messages for a while now, but these new improvements go well beyond what is currently built into Android Messages, which is just a basic text search. Still not sure I'd give up Textra for it, but it's great for those of you out there using and enjoying Android Messages. Do you use Android Messages instead of a different app?