WhatsApp has began rolling out a characteristic to allow you to chat with your self. Sending messages to your personal account generally is a approach to hold a chunk of data simply accessible, proper subsequent to your different WhatsApp conversations.
Referred to as ‘Message Your self’, the characteristic lets customers ship notes, reminders and buying lists to themselves on WhatsApp.
On Monday, the Meta-owned prompt messaging app introduced the rollout of the brand new messaging characteristic that can attain all its Android and iPhone customers within the coming weeks. It was initially examined with some beta testers, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo reported in late October. The corporate has confirmed to TechCrunch that the characteristic has begun rolling out globally.
Customers will see their contact on the high of the contacts checklist on WhatsApp once they create a brand new chat. Tapping that contact will take them to the chat display they’ll use to ship messages to themselves.
Though the native characteristic to message your self is new on WhatsApp, some customers have already been utilizing a workaround for a while. You would already ship messages to your self utilizing the app’s ‘click on to speak’ characteristic. Nonetheless, the brand new providing removes the extra steps that customers wanted to self-chat utilizing the wa.me URL.
Customers may pin their self-chat messages to the highest of the dialog checklist in the event that they don’t need to search them of their extensively polluted chats checklist.
WhatsApp rival Sign has a feature named Note to Self that addresses the identical use case — it helps you to create messages for private use. Nevertheless, not like WhatsApp’s newly launched characteristic that’s accessible from the highest of the contact checklist on the app, Sign doesn’t recommend your personal profile on the high of the recipient checklist. Customers want to go looking and choose the contact entry ‘Notice to Self’ to make use of the characteristic.
Equally, neighborhood platform Slack has a dedicated space titled “Jot One thing Down” to let customers ship notes to themselves.
Telegram additionally presents a similar feature called Saved Messages that lets customers bookmark any necessary messages in addition to save their notes and reminders that may be accessed sooner or later. Messages as soon as saved may be accessed from the highest of the chats display. Nevertheless, Telegram customers initially must entry the characteristic by tapping the hamburger menu on Android or by the settings menu on iOS.