Suryakant Jena

WhatsApp has finally rolled out a much-awaited feature to the instant messaging platform. The Meta-owned app now lets users message themselves.

According to a report by WaBetaInfo, the new ability to send WhatsApp messages to yourself is now available on iOS with 22.23.74 version of the app. Similarly, on Android, the feature is available with version of WhatsApp.

Why would anyone message oneself?

While essentially, one uses a messaging platform like WhatsApp to send information to someone else. But why would anyone send message to himself/herself?

Well, sometimes users may find it necessary to save something like a link from the web, a reminder or jot down an idea for themselves or even save an image from one platform to another. In that case, such a feature would come really handy.

Some other messaging apps like Telegram also let users save messages for later and people have been demanding Meta to add the feature.

WhatsApp has said that the 'chat with yourself' feature also comes with end-to-end encryption and will be visible across all your linked devices.

Beta users of the aforesaid versions will be able to see their own contact at the top of the list whenever they select a contact to message. A different chat option 'Message yourself' comes up when you open this contact.

WhatsApp has urged users who are unable to see the feature right now to wait for few more days for complete rollout.