WhatsApp will soon launch a self-chat feature and here is what you should know about it
WhatsApp is currently developing a slew of new updates and features aimed at improving the user interface and privacy. Among the new features are ‘Profile photo in group chats,’ ‘Forwarding media with the caption,’ and a built-in blur tool. Although the exact timeline for the release of these features is unknown, WhatsApp has begun testing a new ‘Messages with yourself’ feature for both Android and iOS users. The feature is currently available to selected Android and iOS beta testers and will be made available to everyone with future updates. Messaging to your mobile number was always possible, but there was no dedicated chat window on the contact list for the same. Users even formed groups with only one participant to take notes or send media files. When you open a WhatsApp chat with your phone number, the app will highlight your personal chat box by adding ‘Message yourself’ as the chat caption. Furthermore, your phone number will be displayed in the WhatsApp contact list for easier access.
“If you send a message to the chat with your phone number, it will always be synced with your other linked devices because it is no longer an unsupported feature when using multi-device,” according to WaBetaInfo. Notably, the chat with yourself feature will be highlighted for some beta testers by using a different caption. The feature will be made available to more users in the coming days. Following that, in a future app update, WhatsApp will update the feature of the ‘ability to view your phone number within the contacts list.’ In the meantime, WhatsApp has begun beta testing the ability to forward media with caption features. Users will be able to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents with captions with the new update. We could only forward the media until now, and we had to rewrite the text attached to it. But this annoyance will be gone soon. The feature is currently available to WhatsApp beta testers for Android users.