News hardware Sending a message to yourself on Whatsapp, a dream come true
Published on 02/11/2022 at 15:50
If you’re airheaded or a little paranoid, and you frequently use Whatsapp, chances are you’ll treasure this potential new addition: texting yourself.
A beta feature on WhatsApp
Let him who has never sent a message to himself throw the first stone at me. We’ve all found ourselves in a situation where you need to save information for later or transfer it to another device. This technique has existed for a long time and seems to continue even after the arrival of cloud services that can save our data to find it everywhere.
A simple and fast method that exists on mail applications or for SMS, but not on messaging apps. According to the WABETAINFO site, Whatsapp has just launched a new version of the beta of the application. Among the new features offered for testing by beta testers, the Meta application greatly facilitates sending messages to oneself.
And yes, it was already technically possible to send a message to our own Whatsapp account, but it was far from easy. You had to create a link to chat with someone by adding a predefined message in it, then click on it yourself by launching Whatsapp For Android. In short, a hassle.
Source : WABETAINFO
With Android Beta 184.108.40.206, Whatsapp adds directly in the application the possibility of selecting oneself as a contact… to contact.
And since it is now a function officially supported by Whatsapp, the synchronization of messages is done automatically and instantly between your different devices.
Other new features of the latest Whatsapp beta
Beta 220.127.116.11 comes with other new features, starting with the ability to create an avatar. This feature had appeared in a previous version of the beta but suffered from numerous problems. Here she is back and it is therefore possible to create a personalized icon as a profile photo guide. Furthermore, stickers are created automatically from this avatar.
Other minor visual tweaks are in the spotlight, but nothing crazy. We are not going to blame Whatsapp as they have been piling up new features for a few months. We are of course thinking of the possibility of qfollow a discussion group without everyone knowing, or the creation of a group of 1000 people. We do not forget the deletion of message which extends up to two days, as well as the “Seen at” status which can be enabled or disabled for “Everyone”, “My Contacts”, “My Contacts Except”, or “Nobody”.
It’s a bit of a fake war taking place between the different messaging apps, given that three of them (Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram) belong to the same entity: Meta.