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How to message yourself on WhatsApp

By Winnie Onyando November 16th, 2022 2 min read

Yo! Technology is improving to a point where you can converse with yourself.

Yes, you can now message yourself on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature that allows you to message yourself. The new ability to send yourself WhatsApp messages is now available on iOS with version 22.23.74 of the app.

The feature is available to some on Android with version of WhatsApp.

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This new feature is helpful, especially when you want to write down an idea or share a link for later reference.

The feature can also be handy for sharing files with yourself from one platform to another.

For instance, you could WhatsApp yourself an image from your phone and download it on your desktop with the PC version of the messaging app.

Messaging platforms like Slack already allow users to message themselves.

Telegram also lets you save messages for later or create a private channel where you can keep messaging yourself.

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How to message yourself on WhatsApp

Simply open a new chat, and when you’re selecting a contact to message, you’ll see your own contact right at the top of the list.

A different chat caption appears when opening this chat — “Message yourself.”

Messages sent to you will be visible across all your linked devices. WhatsApp will also maintain end-to-end encryption on these chats.

Disclaimer! If you can’t see the feature right now, you may have to wait a few more days for WhatsApp to complete the rollout.

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