WhatsApp is aiming to add an intriguing feature that would allow you to send messages to yourself via connected devices, mostly for note-taking and other purposes. Sadly, the workaround required to use this feature at the moment is incompatible with the multi-device feature. Here are some specifics.
WhatsApp Self Message Feature to Arrive Soon
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a feature that would enable you to send messages to yourself from any connected device. The messages received to your number will also appear on all of the devices that are connected, making it simple to carry on the conversation on any device.
An image of the functionality that is currently being tested on WhatsApp Desktop beta has been posted. When it becomes official to link a secondary mobile device, which WhatsApp is also testing, this is anticipated to arrive on WhatsApp for Android and iOS. You may see a screenshot of it below.
For those who are unaware, WhatsApp’s multi-device capability only displays such chats on the primary device; the talks are not reflected on the linked devices. You can use the URL wa.me/91 to send a message to yourself if you do not use multi-device support. You can start a discussion by entering your phone number, and it will also appear on your smartphone.
There is no information on when people will start using this functionality, though. Additionally, we are unsure of whether this will be a recognised feature.
In related developments, the Meta-owned messaging service is extending to more Android beta users the ability for group administrators to erase messages sent by others. Remember that this feature has been under development for some time. In addition, more beta users are now able to view WhatsApp Status, which is its equivalent of Instagram Stories, immediately from the conversation list, just as on Instagram.
When these features will be available to all WhatsApp users is still up in the air. When this occurs, we’ll make sure to let you know. So, keep an eye out!