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WhatsApp shows that talking to yourself can be normal

WhatsApp shows that talking to yourself can be normal

Shaun M Jooste

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Do you know the saying that talking to yourself is a sign of madness? Even in the wizarding world of Hogwarts, speaking to yourself is never a good sign, according to Hermione. Yet, what do you do if you want to save a quick note when you don’t have time to write it down? WhatsApp is finally addressing this issue by letting you message yourself.

This feature became available in Beta testing sometime in October, but WhatsApp is finally rolling it out to everyone on Android and iOS. If you check your contacts, you should see your number right at the top with the word (You) beside it. When you tap on it, you’ll be able to send a voice note, images, URL links, and so much more.

I can’t express to you how happy I am about this new WhatsApp feature. There have been so many times in the past when I sent my friends or partners links or notes so that I could copy or check them later when I had more time. Now, they don’t have to be inundated with these random messages with me talking to myself anymore.

whatsapp message yourself

Sure, most phones have voice recorders, or you can use apps like Notion to make an audio note. However, going back in later or finding that file can become irritating. This new WhatsApp feature is more convenient, and it’s a nice way to tell yourself to have a nice day. You can also share secrets with yourself if you really need to get something off your chest.

I can already see me sending myself WhatsApp notes about new things I need to add to my novels or things I need to buy at the shop. Say goodbye to those notes on your phone or fridge as you talk to yourself in a healthy, more acceptable way. The only time you should worry is if you reply to your own messages and spark conversations with your other personalities.

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