WhatsApp Now Lets You Have a Chat With Yourself

WhatsApp is completing the rollout of a new feature that lets you create a private chat thread with yourself within the app that can be used to store personal notes and media.

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Literally called "Message Yourself," the feature is designed to be used as a convenient place to keep things like reminders, notes, links, audio clips, photos, and video. You can also talk to yourself, but bear in mind that you'll have to supply both sides of the conversation.

The feature utilizes the same end-to-end encryption that normal WhatsApp chats do, allowing the platform to securely synchronize your private notes between devices.

The new option works in a similar way to Signal's Note to Self feature. Facebook Messenger and Instagram also let you create messages to yourself, while Slack lets you send yourself direct messages to keep notes, to-dos, links, and files handy.

In another change rolled out with the latest 23.1.75 update, WhatsApp has added a "Search by date" option to chat searches. Users can now tap search from the contact or group info menu and select the calendar icon to access a date picker.

The latest version also brings support for drag and drop to share images, videos, and documents from other apps to WhatsApp chats. In addition, the update brings the recently rolled out Accidental Delete feature to even more users.

Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
18 weeks ago
Will definitely help to connect with my ‘inner-self’
(mostly circuitry and semi-conductors, but I can dream of being alive!)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joecomo Avatar
18 weeks ago
schizophrenia here we come :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fyrus Avatar
18 weeks ago
Huh? I’ve been doing this for months…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foobarbaz Avatar
18 weeks ago
Remember emailing yourself in the 90s? It's back! In pog form.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rooster ? Avatar
18 weeks ago
Could be useful for your innie to communicate with your outie, if you’ve been severed!

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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bentham Avatar
18 weeks ago
I do this occasionally with iMessage. Nothing new.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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