WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in the world today. Billions of users, but they don’t necessarily always chat together. In order to always have messages pending on the application owned by Mark Zuckerberg, the developers of WhatsApp had the good idea to introduce a new feature. It should allow you to talk to yourself. On paper the idea seems a little (a lot) strange, and yet many messaging applications already offer such a solution.

Sending a message to oneself, a common practice

Texting each other is much more useful than it seems. Many users use this feature to turn it into a reminder or even an improvised cloud service. Other people use this solution to transfer information (text or images) from one device to another. A very practical solution when changing phones, for example. Of the billions of emails  that are sent every day, it is estimated that one to two percent of them have the same sender and the same recipient. A fairly common practice that has just arrived in the famous WhatsApp messaging application.

WhatsApp: the number 1 messaging app

Founded in 2009 by two former employees of Yahoo (Jan Koum and Brian Acton) the application is quickly talked about. It was bought in 2014 by the Facebook group for an amount never disclosed but estimated at around 22 billion dollars (mostly Facebook shares). With its new version (22.23.77) WhatsApp has only now offered its users to send a message to themselves. To do this, simply open the application and launch a new message. At the very top of the contact list, the user’s profile will be visible. By clicking on it a chat window will open. It will be possible to send a message to yourself. From there the chat is findable in the app in the middle of all the others.

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