WhatsApp has begun to roll out a feature that allows you to speak with yourself. Sending messages to your own account might help you retain important information close at hand, right among your other WhatsApp discussions. The “Message Yourself” function on WhatsApp allows users to send notes, reminders, and shopping lists to themselves.
The Meta-owned instant messaging software stated on Monday that the new messaging function will be available to all Android and iPhone users in the coming weeks. WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo revealed in late October that it was initially tested with some beta testers. The company verified to TechCrunch that the feature is now available globally.
When a user starts a new chat on WhatsApp, their contact will be at the top of the list of contacts. If they tap on that contact, they will be taken to the chat screen where they can send themselves messages.
Even though the ability to send yourself a message is new to WhatsApp, some users have been doing it in a different way for a while. With the app’s “click to chat” feature, you could already talk to yourself. Still, the new feature gets rid of the extra steps that users had to take to self-chat using the wa. me URL.
Users can also pin their self-chat messages to the top of the conversation list if they don’t want to look for them in their long list of chats. Signal, WhatsApp’s competitor, provides a feature called Note to Self that covers a similar use case by allowing you to create messages for personal use.
Unlike WhatsApp’s recently released functionality, which is available from the top of the app’s contact list, Signal does not suggest your own profile at the top of the recipient list. To use the functionality, users must first search for and choose the contact entry “Note to Self.”
In the same way, the community platform Slack has a place called “Jot Something Down” where users can send themselves notes. Telegram also has a feature like this called “Saved Messages,” which lets users bookmark important messages and save notes and reminders that they can access later.
Once you’ve saved a message, you can find it at the top of the chat screen. But at first, Telegram users have to tap the hamburger menu on Android or go to the settings menu on iOS to use the feature.