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Search text in message/messages/conversation/conversations/chat/chats #1232

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Genis-Sage opened this issue Mar 24, 2014 · 10 comments
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Search text in message/messages/conversation/conversations/chat/chats #1232

Genis-Sage opened this issue Mar 24, 2014 · 10 comments
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@Genis-Sage
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@Genis-Sage Genis-Sage commented Mar 24, 2014

I would like the possibility to search , for words/phrases/numbers in chats, especially if they are old and therefore long.
For example if someone send me an address, but I can't remember the date,
it would be helpful if I can press options/search and then have a text field (and a search button).

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@generalmanager generalmanager commented Mar 25, 2014

+1

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@bvorak bvorak commented Apr 15, 2014

+1

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@ghost ghost commented Apr 26, 2014

+1 !

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@aweinert aweinert commented Aug 11, 2014

+1

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@inetpro inetpro commented Mar 14, 2015

+1

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@2-4601 2-4601 changed the title [feature] word search in chats Message search Mar 4, 2016
@2-4601 2-4601 changed the title Message search Message/chat/conversation search Mar 4, 2016
@2-4601 2-4601 changed the title Message/chat/conversation search Search message/messages/conversation/conversations/chat/chats Mar 4, 2016
@McLoo McLoo changed the title Search message/messages/conversation/conversations/chat/chats Search text in message/messages/conversation/conversations/chat/chats Mar 4, 2016
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@sigenc sigenc commented May 5, 2017

@moxie0 Thank you for opening this issue again.

Hello all,

i think this is one of the most wanted features for signal. Every one of my not so technical friends ask me why he can't search his messages. The Brown University has an interesting approach to handle this. Thanks to jaypatelani on the community forum, we know that there is some possibility to search in signal messages without compromising security and without doing major changes to the signal infrastructur.

http://esl.cs.brown.edu/blog/signal/

In this project, we set out to explore whether encrypted search could be used to add search functionality to the Signal messaging app securely and without compromising efficiency. The design we proposed incurs minimal changes to Signal's current architecture and has several advantages over the naive solutions which include using a plaintext in-memory index or using full-database encryption solutions like SQLCipher.

And my personal most anticipated feature that would come as a side effect of this:

In the future, we plan on improving the project in two ways. First, we would like to store EDB and message encryption keys in either the Android Key Store or, depending on the device, in secure hardware. The benefit of this would be that the encrypted index would be secure even while the app is in open mode. Second, we would like to use encrypted search techniques to also hide some of the meta-data that Signal currently stores in plaintext like timestamps, sender and device ID.

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@justjoeyuk justjoeyuk commented Aug 25, 2017

Is it worth moving towards https://realm.io for something like this? Specifically https://realm.io/products/realm-mobile-database/

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@wes-novack wes-novack commented Oct 23, 2017

+1
very surprised to see that we're still missing content search in Signal messenger on Android

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@moxie0 moxie0 commented Oct 25, 2017

@wes-novack Please do not bump issues: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/Signal-Android/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#dont-bump-issues

You can use the reaction emoji in GH to express support, thanks.

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@automated-signal automated-signal commented Apr 2, 2018

GitHub Issue Cleanup:
See #7598 for more information.

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