WhatsApp, a Meta-owned messaging platform has reportedly been testing a self-messaging feature that would allow users to send messages to themselves more easily.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now testing some modifications for sending messages to yourself for some beta testers on its beta apps for Android and iOS.
Improvements for sending messages to yourself by adding a dedicated caption to the chat with your phone number. And an entry point to open such conversation will be available in a future update.
In this, WhatsApp has a new chat option called “Me (You)” that allows you to send messages to just yourself.
Meanwhile, you can still use WhatsApp to message yourself by using the wa.me (Click to Message link). Or by creating a group in which you are the only participant.
But if you want to send an important message later or share files between your devices, then messaging yourself can be a useful feature or the best way to communicate with yourself.
This new feature was spotted in the WhatsApp v126.96.36.199 beta release of the Android app. WABetaInfo also noted that a few superior users are already getting access to try out the “Message yourself” feature.
Some iOS beta testers will also start seeing profile photos within the group chat beginning this week. The report also said that:
It will be possible to view profile photos within group chats in a future update of the WhatsApp Desktop beta as well.
Another impressive feature is the ability to forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents. And with a caption, to some beta testers after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates. WhatsApp is also said to be releasing a different layout for the delivered message view.