On Monday, the Meta-owned instant messaging software stated that the new messaging function would be available to all Android and iPhone users in the coming weeks. WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo revealed in late October that it was first tested with some beta testers.
The ‘Message Yourself’ feature on WhatsApp allows users to send notes, reminders, and shopping lists to themselves. Sending texts to your account might let you have a piece of information close at hand, alongside your other WhatsApp chats.
How to use the WhatsApp Message Yourself feature?
To enable the Message Yourself function on WhatsApp, be sure to update your software from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Open the upgraded WhatsApp program, select Create a New Chat, and you can see your phone number among the contacts. Finally, choose your phone number and begin messaging.
Users will be able to share notes with themselves using this functionality, as well as forward a text or a multimedia file from other discussions within the app. You may also record voice messages and photographs on WhatsApp and save them for later use. This is a useful option for folks who use WhatsApp to take notes. Because WhatsApp is available on desktops and the web, users will be able to see these messages on all connected devices. In the next few days, WhatsApp is also likely to get capabilities including voice status, voice calls via the web, and more.
Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched ‘Communities on WhatsApp earlier this month, along with many additional features such as 32-person video calling, in-chat polling, and groups with up to 1,024 participants. “We’re launching Communities on WhatsApp. It makes groups better by enabling sub-groups, multiple threads, announcement channels, and more. We’re also rolling out polls and 32-person video calling too. All secured by end-to-end encryption so your messages stay private” stated the Meta CEO.
WhatsApp competitor Signal has a feature called Note to Self that covers a similar use case – it allows you to create personalized communications. 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’
Similarly, Slack’s community platform offers a specific section called “Jot Something Down” where users can send memos to themselves. Telegram has a similar function called Saved Messages, which allows users to bookmark any critical messages as well as save notes and reminders to be viewed later. Messages can be retrieved from the top of the conversations screen once they have been saved. However, Telegram users must first enable the feature by hitting the hamburger menu on Android or the settings menu on iOS.