WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, has officially added the ability to message oneself to its platform. This new feature, implemented at the end of November, allows users to send messages, documents, pictures, screenshots, and links to themselves, making it a powerful tool for note-taking and organization.
The ability to message oneself on WhatsApp is a convenient way to keep important documents and information in the cloud, making them easily accessible from any device. This feature is similar to sending documents as email attachments but with the added advantage of accessing the information from the constantly available messaging app. In addition, because all conversations are synced across multiple devices, users can easily locate their notes and files on any device they use WhatsApp.
This feature is also useful as a reminder tool. By sending messages to themselves, users can set reminders for upcoming tasks or appointments and easily access them through the search engine built into the details of their conversation. To use this feature, users need to start a new chat and tap on their name, which appears at the top of the contact list.
WhatsApp is not the first chat service to offer this feature. Instagram and Facebook Messenger have previously provided similar functionality, and other chat apps like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Signal also have this feature. However, WhatsApp’s integration of this feature into its platform makes it more accessible and user-friendly for its over 2 billion monthly active users.
WhatsApp’s ability to message oneself is a useful addition to the platform, making it easier for users to stay organized and quickly access important information. With this new feature, WhatsApp is no longer just a messaging app but also a powerful note-taking tool.