WhatsApp Introduced Self Messaging Feature to Easily Send Media, Reminders and Text That Only the User Can See

No more adding and removing from the group just to make a note on WhatsApp, thanks to this new feature.


Gone are the days when you had to create a group and remove everyone else just to take some notes for yourself. Or, message a blocked user to list down the things you need. WhatsApp has come up with a feature that every user wanted, Messaging Yourself.

The Meta-owned social media messaging app was spotted testing the feature at the beginning of this month. And now the company has finally started rolling out the feature for all Android and iOS users across the globe. Let’s take a look at how to message yourself on WhatsApp with the latest update.

Message Yourself on WhatsApp With the Latest Update

WhatsApp’s new move to message yourself is a response to its rival Telegram Saved Message feature. Telegram has the feature to send messages for years. Not just Telegram, but Signal also has the same feature called Note to Self. WhatsApp is late to the party but it doesn’t change the fact that the company still has the most active users compared to any other social media messaging app.

The company took to Twitter to announce the latest feature. Let’s talk about the WhatsApp Message Yourself feature now. It let users create a chat window that will allow them to save text or forward messages to themselves. You can send a quote, text message, photo, video, voice note, or any file to yourself. Besides that, WhatsApp is also adding an option to set a reminder or a to-do note while messaging yourself. That said, WhatsApp is basically allowing users to message anything to themselves just like Telegram.

Currently, the feature is rolling out to Android and iOS users but may take weeks in reaching to you based on your region.

How to Message Yourself on WhatsApp?

Follow the steps mentioned below to message yourself on WhatsApp.

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
  2. Now, tap on the message floating icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. In the contacts, you will be able to see your name with a (You) tag on the top. Select it.
  4. Now, just type anything and tap on send to message yourself.

Other WhatsApp Features Launched Recently

WhatsApp has been announcing a lot of new features this year. Last week, it announced Polls whereas a couple of weeks ago, it announced Community rollout for all users which allows users to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. Besides that Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg announced several features that are being rolled out for WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp video calls will now have a capacity of 32 people whereas the group limit has also increased from 256 to 1024. Users can now share large files of up to 2GB on the app. Group admins can remove unwanted or problematic messages from everyone’s chat, regardless of who sent them.