The ingenious WhatsApp change makes your life a lot easier – but there’s a catch

WHATSAPP is working on a way to message yourself from another linked device.

In the regular WhatsApp app, you can already start chats with yourself.

WhatsApp is creating a feature that will allow you to send text messages to yourself from linked devices

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WhatsApp is creating a feature that will allow you to send text messages to yourself from linked devicesPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Just go into contacts and choose your own name.

Then you can talk to yourself, which is a great way to take notes.

But WhatsApp is now working on a way to view your own chat from a linked device.

The change was discovered by the Sleuths WABetaInfowho regularly scan the beta version of the app for new features.

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“One of the missing features of Multi-Device is the ability to send messages from a connected device to itself,” explained WABetaInfo.

“WhatsApp is finally developing a solution that will be released in a future update of WhatsApp Desktop Beta.”

The blog notes that WhatsApp Desktop lets you tap your personal chat to message yourself.

The catch is that the feature is currently in development, so it’s not yet available in beta to try out.

But WhatsApp will likely test it in beta at some point in the future before rolling it out to the general public.

If you want to try the latest WhatsApp feature first, follow our guide to joining the beta below.

How to join WhatsApp Beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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