WhatsApp is working on several new features that are expected to arrive on its platform in the coming months. The list includes forwarding media with captions, a new blur tool for WhatsApp’s desktop app, and a new poll feature, among other things. Now, a new report elaborates that the Meta-owned messaging app is working on a feature that will enable users to message themselves on the platform.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, the feature named ‘Message with Yourself’ allows WhatsApp users to drop messages to themselves in an individual chat, as they do with other contacts on the platform. A screenshot of the feature in development shared by the blog site shows that when the feature is available, users will be able to start a conversation with themselves by tapping the ‘New Chat’ button that appears on the top right corner of the app .
As of now, tapping on New Chat shows the New Group and New Contact buttons, followed by ‘Frequently Contacted’ contacts, after which the company shows a list of all WhatsApp contacts in alphabetical order. However, when this update is released, the messaging app will show the New Community button in addition to showing the New Group and New Contact buttons. This will be followed by the ‘WhatsApp Contacts’ list which shows the user at the top. By tapping your name in this list, WhatsApp users will be able to start a conversation with themselves.
The second screenshot of the feature shared by the blogsite shows that this chat will be similar to other individual chats on the platform. Users will be able to share both text messages and media files and use emoji reactions with the chat window.
Until now when WhatsApp users needed a place on the platform where they could save messages they might need later or share notes, they had to create a new group with at least one contact. and later delete the contact which will only leave them in the group chat. But this new feature will make it easier for users to share details on their own without leaving the platform.
As far as availability is concerned, the feature is being developed for WhatsApp’s Android app and there is no word on when it will be available in the official app.
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