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WhatsApp Rolls Out “Message Yourself” Feature

You can now chat with yourself using a feature that WhatsApp is rolling out. Sending messages to your account can be a way to keep reminders easily accessible, right next to your other WhatsApp conversations.

The “Message Yourself” feature on WhatsApp allows users to send themselves notes, reminders, and shopping lists.

The instant messaging platform owned by Meta stated on Monday that all of its Android and iPhone users would soon be able to access the new messaging feature.

When starting a new chat on WhatsApp, users will see their contact at the top of the contacts list. They can message themselves using the chat feature by tapping that contact to access it.

Although WhatsApp just added the feature to message yourself, some users have been employing a workaround for some time. The “click to chat” feature of the app already allows you to message yourself. However, the new feature eliminates the extra steps users previously had to take to self-chat using the wa.me URL.

If users don’t want to hunt for their self-chat messages in their heavily congested conversations list, they can also pin them to the top of the conversation list.

WhatsApp rival Signal has a feature named Note to Self that addresses the same use case — it lets you generate messages for private usage. Signal does not, however, propose your profile at the top of the recipient list, in contrast to WhatsApp’s recently announced feature, which is accessible through the app’s contact list. To use the functionality, users must search for and choose the contact entry labelled “Note to Self.”

Similar to this, the community platform Slack allows users to send notes to themselves in a special area called “Jot Something Down.”

A similar feature is also available in Telegram’s Saved Messages feature, which enables users to bookmark any important messages as well as save notes and reminders that can be accessed later. Messages once saved can be accessed from the top of the chats screen. Telegram users initially need to access the feature by tapping the hamburger menu on Android or through the settings menu on iOS.

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