How to chat with yourself on WhatsApp


WhatsApp may be the most popular app in India, but there is one useful feature that is a bit hard to find – the ability to take notes for yourself. Other messaging apps like Signal come with this feature, which is useful for creating lists, saving links, etc. WhatsApp is used to share text messages, photos, videos, files, documents, stickers, and even GIFs. WhatsApp has introduced several features over the years, including the ability to archive chats, mute groups, and even mark important messages. Being able to add notes to yourself takes the app even further and makes it even more useful.

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This feature is very easy to use, but is not very well known to WhatsApp users. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to chat with yourself on WhatsApp to take notes, create to-do lists, and more.

How to chat with yourself on WhatsApp

Chatting with yourself on WhatsApp is useful for several reasons. It allows you to save links and videos of recipes, tutorials, or crafts that you might want to browse later. As mentioned, this feature also allows you to create shopping and to-do lists and easily share files between devices. Follow these steps to start chatting with yourself on WhatsApp.

  1. Open any browser (Google Chrome, Firefox) on your phone or PC.

  2. Type in the address bar, followed by your phone number. Make sure to add your country code before entering your mobile number. For Indian users, this will be

  3. A window prompt will ask you to open WhatsApp. If you’re on the phone, your WhatsApp will open with your phone number displayed at the top, next to your profile picture. You can then start chatting with yourself, add notes, or record photos and videos.

  4. If you are on PC, a new window will open with a button saying: “Continue to chat ».

  5. Click this option and WhatsApp Web or the WhatsApp desktop app will open with your own chat displayed. You can then start chatting with yourself. This chat, with all links and texts, will then appear on your phone so that you can access all the information on all devices.

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