Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp has finally launched a new Message Yourself feature that lets you send messages to yourself. It is being rolled out gradually and should be available to all users of the app on Android and iOS soon.
To see if you have the new feature, start a new chat, and see if your contact is showing up at the top of your contacts list. Once you click on that, you'll be able to save some notes, files, links, reminders, or anything else you need to remember. Message Yourself chat can also be pinned to the top of your conversations for easier access.
It should be noted that users of other messengers like Telegram have had a similar feature for years, and it is unclear why it took the developers of WhatsApp so long to introduce it only now.
Signal messenger also has a Notes to Self feature that allows you to send messages to yourself and sync them across devices. Similarly, Slack has a dedicated space so users can send notes to themselves.