The encrypted messaging application completes the deployment of a function that is as simple as it is useful for many users accustomed to sticky notes. Send message yourself an email with an attachment to keep a document handy, or write an SMS to your partner to write down a phone number on the fly: many smartphone users have multiple strategies to create a sticky note . Announced a few weeks ago, an update to WhatsApp has just completed its deployment for the general public. And it turns out to be particularly useful.
The new function of WhatsApp is elementary: it offers the possibility of sending a message to oneself, with a display designed for the occasion: unlike what is possible with applications of more traditional messaging systems (like iMessage on the iPhone), sending a message to yourself does not generate a double display of each content (as sender and as recipient).
On WhatsApp, sending a message to yourself simply amounts to creating a list of notes, which can be completed with any attachment (photos, videos, documents, etc.). All while taking advantage of the synchronization of WhatsApp on all the devices used, whether it is a smartphone (iOS or Android) or a computer.
To use this function, it is enough to update the mobile application and then click on the icon placed in the upper right corner of the screen dedicated to the creation of a new conversation. The application then displays the list of recent discussions, as well as the icon of its own contact accompanied by the words “Send yourself a message”.
Note that as with all WhatsApp conversations, the information is encrypted from end to end . Thus, Facebook (parent company of WhatsApp) cannot access the documents or information that users send to themselves.