Despite offering its users several great features like creating group polls, deleting messages for everyone or me, and increasing the number of members in a group, Whatsapp was still a step back from its competitors like Telegram & Slack with the “no message to yourself” feature. However, the tables are ready to turn as Whatsapp is testing this self-messaging feature in its beta version that will allow users to message themselves.
As confirmed by the WABetaInfo, the “message to yourself” feature on Whatsapp will roll out for Android and iOS beta users in the coming few days. With this upcoming update, the user’s contact number will appear in its contact list as a chat option, along with a highlighted caption of “message yourself”, as per the latest screenshot shared by the WABetaInfo.
Upon tapping on the Floating Action Button (FAB) on the bottom right side of the screen, you will get options to message a new contact, new community or a new group. Under those options, your contact list will be visible, including your contact number to select and send messages to yourself when required in the latest update.
The feature is already available for selected beta users under the Whatsapp v18.104.22.168 beta release. For them, the platform has added the new chat option “Me (You)”. However, it is just in testing mode right now and will soon be rolled out for all users.
It is a crucial feature worth appreciating that Whatsapp considered it to add in its upcoming update. Users often want to send a message to themselves to use as a note or reminder regarding crucial activities. With this feature, Whatsapp allows users to stay on the platform instead of using other apps like in-built Notes or telegram.
Whatsapp has released useful updates and features in the last few months to make the messaging experience more interactive and seamless for users. As for Android users, the new layout has been released to send media files, GIFs, etc., along with captions.
Similarly, for iOS users, Whatsapp made the profile pictures of group participants visible next to their chat bubbles. Also, the security features were updated with an option to add a secondary pin to protect your chats.
For those who don’t know, even before this feature, Whatsapp had its ways of letting users message themselves by using the https://wa.me/cccxxxxxxxxxx link in the browser or adding themselves to a group where they are the sole member. However, these ways are less convenient than the latest feature, and thus the team is working hard to make it available for all asap.