Reason for joy for WhatsApp users: Messenger is finally introducing a practical chat feature
WhatsApp gets a new update: In the future, you will be able to start a chat with your own cell phone number on the messenger via the contact list. Find out the details here.
With WhatsApp for Android Beta 18.104.22.168, WhatsApp now gives beta testers the option of opening the chat with their own phone number directly in the contact list. You can now send a message to yourself very quickly.
New chat feature on WhatsApp: These are the details
In addition, there are more details about sending messages to the chat with one's phone number:
As mentioned in the previous article about self-messaging improvements, your chat and the messages you send to yourself are finally showing up on all connected devices, and have been for quite some time.
Some iOS beta users might also get this feature today. There may be an announcement when it rolls out to more iOS beta testers where you can find more details.
It is not yet clear when the feature will finally be introduced for all users. With WhatsApp, however, this can sometimes happen very quickly.