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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that lets you DM yourself

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Using the new “Message Yourself” function from WhatsApp, users may start a discussion with their own phone number directly from their contacts list.

The new update was previously tested with some beta testers and is now being disseminated gradually. According to WABetaInfo, it is currently available on the Android WhatsApp version 2.22.23.77 and the iOS App Store with the build number 22.23.74.

Users of the instant messaging service now have the option to DM themselves. End-to-end encrypted messages sent to yourself will be visible on all of your connected devices, according to WABetaInfo.

Self-messaging on WhatsApp functions the same as initiating any other chat on the app. These are the stages to starting a chat with yourself:

Using the new “Message Yourself” function from WhatsApp, users may start a discussion with their own phone number directly from their contacts list.

The new update was previously tested with some beta testers and is now being disseminated gradually. According to WABetaInfo, it is currently available on the Android WhatsApp version 2.22.23.77 and the iOS App Store with the build number 22.23.74.

Users of the instant messaging service now have the option to DM themselves. End-to-end encrypted messages sent to yourself will be visible on all of your connected devices, according to WABetaInfo.

Self-messaging on WhatsApp functions the same as initiating any other chat on the app. These are the stages to starting a chat with yourself:

The Telegram app, which competes with WhatsApp, offers a function called Saved Communications that allows users to keep any essential messages, as well as notes and reminders, for later access.

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Once stored, messages can be accessed from the chat screen’s top bar. Users of Telegram must initially tap the hamburger menu on Android or the settings menu on iOS to use the functionality.

On October 25, there was a significant disruption that prevented many WhatsApp users from sending or receiving messages. Even the voice note or message feature suffered since it made some small businesses that relied on the instant messaging platform operate more slowly.

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