WhatsApp, the meta-owned instant messaging platform, has added a new feature that allows users to message themselves. This ‘Message Yourself‘ feature has been available for WhatsApp Beta users for more than a week, and it is now available to all users.
When users create a new chat on WhatsApp, their contact will appear at the top of the contacts list, according to the company. By tapping that contact, they will be taken to the chat screen, where they can send messages to themselves.
How to use the ‘Message Yourself’ feature
To use this feature, open WhatsApp and start a new chat; your contact will appear at the top of the list; then click on your number and begin messaging yourself. It will be reflected in the application when it is updated from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store upon its launch.
This feature will be useful for messages like to-do lists, reminders, or draft messages that will be sent later. According to WhatsApp, the feature will be available to both Android and iOS users in the coming weeks. The self-chat can be pinned and archived as well.
Although the ability to message yourself is a new feature on WhatsApp, some users have been using a workaround for some time. Using the app’s ‘click to chat’ feature, you could already send messages to yourself.
- Nonetheless, the new offering eliminates the extra steps required for users to self-chat using the wa.me URL.
- This feature is also available on Microsoft Teams and WhatsApp’s competitor Signal.
- Telegram has a similar feature called Saved Messages, which allows users to bookmark any important messages as well as save notes and reminders to be accessed later.