WhatsApp Rolls Out A Feature That Makes It Easier To Message Yourself
WhatsApp has started developing a feature to let you chat with yourself. Sending messages to your account can be an easier way to have a piece of information all safe and easily accessible, right next to your other WhatsApp conversations.
The feature called ‘Message Yourself’, lets users send notes, reminders, and shopping lists to themselves on WhatsApp easily. The Meta-owned instant messaging app on Monday announced the release of the new messaging feature will reach all its Android and iPhone users in the coming weeks. WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo reported in late October that it was tested with some beta testers in the start. The company has declared that the feature has begun rolling out globally.
When the users create a new chat, they will be able to see their contact at the top of the contacts list on WhatsApp. The chat screen they can use to send messages to themselves will appear by tapping that contact. However, some users have already been using a trick for some time even when the native feature to message yourself is now on WhatsApp. You could already send messages to yourself using the app’s ‘click to chat feature. Even so, the new feature prevents the user to do the extra steps that users needed to self-chat using the wa.me URL. Users will also be able to pin their self-chat messages to the top of the conversation list if they don’t want to go searching for the self-chat among their generally messy chats list.
Signal, the WhatsApp rival has already a feature named Note to Self that brings the same use case. It enables the users to create messages for personal use. Nevertheless, Signal doesn’t propose your own profile at the top of the recipient list. On the other hand, WhatsApp’s newly launched feature is accessible from the top of the contact list on the app. In Signal, users have to search and select the contact entry ‘Note to Self’ to use the feature. Similarly, the community platform Slack has a devoted space titled “Jot Something Down” to let users send notes to themselves.