You might have found yourself curious if you can send yourself messages on WhatsApp much like you can text yourself. You are not alone in wanting to see how this is done, so do not fret.
Actually, there are quite a few scenarios which might require you to WhatsApp yourself to save important information quickly. Below you will figure out how this is done, but first, we will look at why you might want to do this in the first place.
Why WhatsApp Yourself?
Here’s the deal:
1. Message Preview
If you wanted to see a preview of a message that you plan to send a contact, you can choose to send it to yourself first in WhatsApp to see how it shows up.
2. To Do Tool
You can use this option as a way to keep a to-do list as well. Every time you add something to this list, just send a short message to yourself in WhatsApp. Once the task is completed, just remove the message.
3. Taking Notes
You can use this feature as a note-taking function as well. Save your thoughts, ideas, shopping lists, or whatever as an ongoing WhatsApp chat.
4. Pinning Down Car Location
You can pin down your map location to use it later as a reference. If you do not want to forget where you parked, for example, just WhatsApp yourself the location before you walk away.
5. Save Links
You can save links that you come across surfing the web on your phone or links that other contacts share with you to reference at a later time. Just send the links to yourself, and you can click on them directly and access the mobile site.
6. Saving Attachments
You can always WhatsApp important attachments that you feel you can use or need in the future from other chats or messages.
Kind of crazy when you think about all of the ways that this feature might replace other applications and simplify your life a little bit.
Sending Messages To Yourself on WhatsApp
Now, of course, you want to know how to do it. Here’s the kicker, there is no neat feature to use that allows you to do this in the application.
You can, however, create a WhatsApp group and then remove everyone else. Once you have taken everyone else out, you are the only one who will receive the messages shared to this chat.
Setting Up A Group To Send Yourself Messages
- Open the messenger and tap on the “Menu” button.
- Tap “New Group” on the drop-down menu listings.
- Give a name to your group and add a friend to it.
- Tap on “Create Group”.
- You have a group with two members now. Remove the friend you added to the group and now you become the only person who can access or see the messages you send to this group chat.
You can even label the groups for the purpose which you create it, and can create and infinite amount of these chats to keep yourself organized.
There was a time where you could directly message yourself on WhatsApp. There is no way to do this now, but this trick is far more effective than direct messaging anyway. This helps to keep you organized into subsections rather than to have a cluster of messages all on one thread.
What’s The Bottom Line?
Using groups to send yourself messages on WhatsApp is a great idea. You can create different groups for different reasons. One for saving notes, another for locations, yet another for a to-do list and so on.
Now that you know how to use this application beyond messaging your friends, you can use it to replace some of the applications on your phone and free up some memory and space on your device to boot.
You no longer need separate apps for taking notes, creating lists, shopping itinerary, idea collections, or anything else, WhatsApp can fill that role for you. It is even more handy when you consider that it can store media, documents, links and even locations for later reference with no incident.