WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that lets you “Message Yourself“, which is actually more useful than you’d think. It was initially part of a beta trial, but it will soon be available for both iOS and Android users.
Message Yourself is a feature that lets you have your own chatspace—like you would for your group chats and your chats with individual contacts, except that only you would be able to view it. This means that you can post there as you would in any other chat, and sort of treat it like your own personal message board.
You can save links, audio files, make to-do lists, send yourself holiday plans… basically whatever you want. And sure, the argument is that you can easily do the same thing with the Notes app or something similar. But using a chatspace on WhatsApp, especially if you’re already used to the app, can be a lot easier to access.
Before this feature, I’ve currently been using a “hack” of sorts, where I made a group chat with one of my friends, and then kicked them out of the chatspace. I now have my own chatspace to myself to transfer files and write notes, but it required quite a few steps to achieve.
Besides WhatsApp, other messaging platforms have had this feature for some time. This includes Telegram, which has had it since launch, and Signal, which has a feature named “Note to Self” that addresses the same use.