You have been using WhatsApp primarily for text messaging and calling but there are a couple of other interesting uses for WhatsApp that will help boost the utility value of this app even further. Other than communicating with the external world, you can also use WhatsApp to:
- Capture and save ideas, notes, voice memos, scanned documents and everything else in you own private storage space that is accessible from everywhere.
- Quickly transfer web links, documents, screenshots, and other files between your computer and phone without having to sign-up for another service.
It is not possible to send WhatsApp messages to your own number but there’s a simple hack to get around this problem. Create a new WhatsApp group with just a single participant – you. Here’s how:
- Open WhatsApp on your phone and create a new group.
- Add any contact from your address book to this group. Give your group a name and save.
- Now go to the group in WhatsApp, tap the subject to view the list of participants.
- Tap and hold the lone participant in this list and remove them from the group.
If you wish to transfer a document from computer to phone, open web.whatsapp.com on the computer, send the file to this group and it will instantly become available on your phone. There’s search built-in so you can easily find messages by keyword later.