Long, detailed text conversations aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. You know those conversations that go on for 3-4 hours without either party realizing it? Where you keep talking about your dreams, fears, secrets, about emotions you rarely get to express in your daily lives. But when you find that kind of comfort with someone, no matter how long it stretches, you keep looking forward to the next session.
But have you ever tried sending messages to yourself? I’m sure most of you here have done that on Gmail or other mailing platforms. But what about social media platforms like WhatsApp? Would they allow you to send yourself a message?
That’s exactly what we’re about to find out in our blog today. Stick with us till the end of the blog if you’re to know more about it.
Why Would You Send Yourself a Message on Whatsapp?
We’re sure it’s not because you’re bored or lonely, because even if you were, sending messages to yourself isn’t going to help that.
So, what else could one need it for? We’ll tell you. In this digital age, most people carry the pdf or picture of their important documents instead of keeping the original ones on their person all the time. These documents could be anything, ranging from birth or school certificates to national identity proofs like Aadhar or Passport.
However, you can’t keep hopping back to your gallery every time you need these pictures; there has got to be a better way than that. There are many digital lockers and vaults that can keep these documents secure for you, but you’ll have to download their apps, register yourself, and whatnot.
What if you could keep all these important documents in one safe spot without having to go through all that trouble? Moreover, it will also mean that you can access, delete, and add new files to this place any time you want without hassle. Doesn’t that sound too good to be true?
Well, it isn’t because that’s where sending yourself messages on WhatsApp comes in. If you could just create a WhatsApp conversation with yourself, it could be the perfect and easily-accessible storage space where you keep all your important stuff together.
Now, coming back to our original question: Can such a thing even be done? If you keep reading to the next section, you’ll find it out on your own.
Can You Send a Whatsapp Message to Yourself?
Yes, you can send a Whatsapp message to yourself in 2 minutes easily. There is a trick that can help you send Whatsapp messages to your own phone number, and it doesn’t need the help of any third-party tool either. There’s just one twist: you’ll need to use your web browser for it.
Are you ready to learn about it? Here we go!
How to Send Yourself a Message on Whatsapp
Step 1: Open the web browser of your smartphone and go to a new tab.
Step 2: In the search bar of this tab, first enter wa.me// and then enter your country code (+91 for Indian citizens), followed by your 10-digits phone number, without any spaces.
Note that the trick won’t work if you enter a number that is not registered and in active use on WhatsApp.
Step 3: Once you’ve typed and double-checked your number, hit search and wait for a moment.
Step 4: You’ll automatically be redirected to a different page with api.whatsapp.com as its web address.
And in the center of this page, you’ll see this message: Chat on WhatsApp with +91xxxxxxxxx
Step 5: Under this message, you’ll also spot a green CONTINUE TO CHAT button. As soon as you tap on this button, you’ll see a Starting chat menu for a moment, after which you’ll be redirected to WhatsApp’s app on your device.
Here, you’ll find your empty conversation with your own WhatsApp number opened on your screen. Now, all you need is to start typing/uploading all your files here, and they’ll be stored safely for as long as you want.
How to Send Yourself a Message on Whatsapp Web
If you’re wondering whether the browser trick works on PCs or not, you’re not the first one. Many people prefer to use WhatsApp Web while working on their laptops because using smartphones in between can be overly distracting. So, if you ever need to send yourself a message and your phone’s away, could you do it?
Well, if you’re already logged into your WhatsApp Web, you certainly can. The process will remain exactly the same as above; it will start from your web browser and will ultimately lead you to your WhatsApp Web.
Making a WhatsApp group for yourself: another trick you could use
While the trick mentioned above works perfectly well, we do have another trick up our sleeves that can get the same thing done without involving your web browser. Note that by “the same thing” here, we mean creating a safe space on WhatsApp that only includes you.
This process involves making a WhatsApp group with a person and then kick them out later on to have all the space to yourself. Because the steps involved in this process are more or less the same in both Android and iOS devices, we’ve curated a combined step-by-step guide for it below.