WhatsApp's Secret Trick Allows You to Chat with YOURSELF, So You Can Save (And Access Later) Important Notes, Documents, Images and Videos Easily

In this day and age, WhatsApp’s popularity cannot be denied. After all, this VoIP & messaging service has made it easier for us to exchange texts, media, and documents with others. Moreover, the ability to archive chats, mark messages as important, and mute teams have made our experience using this app even smoother.

Taking the above-mentioned perks into account, it seems like the only thing that could elevate WhatsApp’s status, even more, is a feature that allows users to chat with themselves. Well, if you are waiting for such a feature, we’d love to break it to you that it already exists! Yes, you heard that right!

A major chunk of users isn’t even aware that they can exchange messages with themselves on WhatsApp. But worry not because we will be listing the easy steps one must follow to enable the said feature.

But before that, it’s important to learn why self-messaging holds such importance when it comes to applications like WhatsApp and Signal. It helps you take notes, make lists, save links & recipes, prepare drafts, and whatnot!

That being said, are you ready to start chatting with yourself? Well, this simple process might fully set you up for the same:

Open a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) on your PC or smartphone.

In the address bar, type “wa.me//” and enter your WhatsApp number following the double slash, and do not forget to enter the country code at the start. For example, US users will type “wa.me//1NXX-NXX-XXXX” in the address bar or if you are from and UK user will use something like wa.me//44XxXxXxXxXx. Alternately, you can use this format, https://api.whatsapp.com/send/?phone=[your-phone-number-here-in-international-format-without-plus-sign] or in practical if you are from India your URL will look something like: https://api.whatsapp.com/send/?phone=91xxxxxxxxxx.

Or Alternativity you can simply copy/paste the URL below into the web bar with your added number, just replace the 91xxxxxxxxxx with your phone number: 


All the green colored keywords should be changed to your mobile/sim number after that paste/enter the complete URL in the address bar of your browser.

Then, a window will pop up and ask you to launch WhatsApp. For those on smartphones, the WhatsApp app will open and display your number (along with the profile picture). You can then begin chatting with yourself.

A new window will pop up for those on PC and ask the users to click on the “Continue to Chat” button on it. Then, you can start sending messages to yourself on either WhatsApp Web or its desktop version. Once you send the first message, the chat will surface on your smartphone as well. You can use your own chat account to take notes or save any documents and for other stuff. And sometimes this trick can be a good alternative for those who want to quickly share something from their mobile device to other connected devices such as laptop or desktop, for example if you take a screenshot from your mobile and your want to edit it for some reason on your computer you can simply share that screenshot in your own chat account to access it anywhere. Or in another case if you want to save a password for future reference you can also message it to yourself. 

So, catch up with yourself today. You may get to hear some interesting stories!

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