Rolling out WhatsApp’s “Message Yourself” feature to Windows beta app users: Report
WhatsApp may soon bring its “Chat with your own number” feature to Windows users as well. The Message Yourself feature that allows users to text each other has already rolled out to WhatsApp on Android and iOS last month. And now it would be available on WhatsApp latest beta app for Windows. This will help users to send quick notes or reminders, or crucial information to themselves at ease. Previously, users had to have a second WhatsApp account registered to their other phone number to do this.
According to a report from WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging service has started rolling out the ability to send you messages with the latest WhatsApp beta update for Windows 2.2248.2.0.
WhatsApp users must download the latest version of the beta app from the Microsoft Store to access this feature. Once installed, users will see a separate chat with their name followed by “(You)”. They can just open the tab and send quick notes, shopping lists, reminders, bookmarks and more.
As the report suggests, whenever a message is sent to your number, it will be sent to all linked devices. Notably, the chat will be end-to-end encrypted, so only the user who sent the message can see it on their linked devices.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp recently introduced Avatars to the messaging app, which allows users to manage their digital representation. Users are allowed to choose hairstyles, facial features and outfits from available combinations to create an avatar of themselves. The instant messaging app has also added 36 personalized stickers that reflect different emotions and actions. One can set avatar as WhatsApp profile picture or use them as stickers.
Instagram, which is also owned by Meta, previously added avatar support, as did Facebook and Facebook Messenger.