WhatsApp Allows Self-Messaging

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One of the easiest methods to remember thoughts or bookmark web addresses you want to return to is to text oneself on a messaging program.

While Telegram allows you to save messages for later and platforms like Slack have designated spaces for self-messaging, WhatsApp now seems to have finally caught up.

What’s New?

There is now a practical way to message yourself on the Meta-owned platform.

We observed WhatsApp selectively beta-testing a feature allowing you to start a new discussion with yourself on the app in late October.

According to WABetaInfo, the app’s version 22.23.74 on iOS has seen a significant feature rollout.

After updating WhatsApp to version 2.22.23.77, we also notice problems on many of our Android devices.

What’s More?

Given that WhatsApp is now beta testing Companion Mode on Android, messaging oneself may not initially seem like a convenient way to wirelessly transfer small files between several cell phones.

Things get more superficial if you place a shortcut to chat with yourself on your home screen.

Simply click the floating action button (FAB) in the lower right corner to send a new WhatsApp message.

You should move the new self-messaging feature to the top of your contacts list. WhatsApp assures you that this conversation with oneself is also end-to-end encrypted.

Digging Into More Details

The feature does seem to be rolling out to devices gradually, though. Therefore, it can take a few days to appear on your devices.

You could always make a group with only one other person, take them out, and utilize that area to communicate with yourself until then.

For whatever reason, you could still use this option to hold two distinct chats with yourself.