Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a Message Yourself feature to some users. You do have the option to star messages to bookmark specific messages and revisit them later. But the starred messages can soon become cluttered and require you to revisit old chats.
WhatsApp has offered another solution to this for a long time, but it has been hidden and not easily accessible to all. And now, the Meta-owned messaging giant is making the “message yourself” feature available to all users, a useful addition to WhatsApp’s arsenal of features.
If you have noticed this new feature in the contacts window or wish to learn an easy way to save notes, photos, or more, TheGhanaTech.com will explain how to “message yourself” on WhatsApp.
How to message yourself on WhatsApp
For WhatsApp power users, the message yourself feature is not new, per se. The option to send messages to your own phone number using the WhatsApp URL link has been available for the longest time. But not everyone wishes to use an URL to start using the feature, thus, the company has now integrated the same into its messaging app. Here’s how you can find and use the message yourself feature in WhatsApp on iPhone and Android:
- Open WhatsApp and click the “New Chat” button at the bottom right. In the contacts list, you will find your own phone number with the “Message yourself” label.
- This is an optional step, but we suggest you head to the “Contacts” app on your iPhone or Android phone. Then, save your personal phone number to your device.
- Saving your phone number will make you show the contact name in the “message yourself” chat, making it easier to keep track of the same. You can now send texts to yourself as reminders, to-do lists, or share files across the web and mobile using this chat window.
- Also, whenever you wish to preserve any photos or videos, just tap the “forward” button next to the media in a chat window. Then, select the “message yourself” chat from the contacts list in WhatsApp.