(2022) How to Send a Message to Yourself on WhatsApp (iPhone and Android)

Written by Thirumalraj

You can message yourself on the WhatsApp app (Android and iPhone), Web, and Desktop.

Let’s see how to do that.

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How to WhatsApp Yourself on iPhone

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

If you don’t have your number on your iPhone, add it as a contact.

Here’s how you can do that: Open the Contacts app and tap the + icon at the top. Provide name and number and tap Done at the top right.

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the icon in the top-right

Find your contact and hit that.

That’s all. You can now send a WhatsApp message to your number.

Here’s an alternate method:

Create a group with only yourself.

But for a WhatsApp group, you need two members. In other words, you need to choose one of your WhatsApp contact as the member of the group whom you need to remove from the group later.

I suggest you inform the contact about this before proceeding.

After the group creation, remove that contact from the group.

You’re the only group member now, and you can send messages to yourself using this group chat.

How to Send a WhatsApp Message to Yourself on Android

If you’re using an Android phone, follow these steps:

If you don’t have your number on your Android phone, add it as a contact.

Here’s how you can do that:

Launch the Contacts app and hit the + icon in the bottom right of the Contacts tab.

Provide the name and number. Hit the Save at the top right, and that’s all.

After adding your contact to the phone, wait some time on the contact screen to see these three WhatsApp options:

Choose “Message,” and you’ll be on the chat screen of the contact.

That’s it. You can send a message to yourself like you usually send the message.

Here’s an alternate method:

Create a group with only yourself.

But for a WhatsApp group, you need two members. In other words, you need to choose one of your WhatsApp contact as the member of the group whom you need to remove from the group later.

I suggest you inform the contact about this before following the below steps.

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right or the green icon at the bottom right of the Chats tab.

I use the latter way here. You can see the New group option now above “New contact.”

Hit it, and you can see the list of your WhatsApp contacts.

Choose the one you prefer and hit the Arrow icon you see at the bottom right.

You now need to provide the group name, and the icon for the group is optional. If you wish, you can configure the disappearing messages setting.

Hit the Tick icon, and that’s all.

To remove the group participant, you need to open the group chat and tap the group name at the top.

Please find the contact you want to remove and hit it.

You can see the Remove (contact name) option now. Select it.

Hit OK in the popup.

That’s all.

You’re the only group member now, and you can send notes, videos, or anything else to yourself using this group chat.

How to Message Yourself on WhatsApp Web or Desktop

Here are the steps:

Open a browser of your choice. Log in to WhatsApp Web if you want to do this on the Web.

Type the following in the address bar:

wa.me/country code and your phone number

Replace “country code” with your phone number’s country code. Replace “your phone number” with your number.

For example: wa.me/910000000000

In the above example, 91 is the country code of India, and the rest is the phone number.

Press Enter key.

Select the checkbox and hit the button (not the Cancel button) in the popup.

If you have the Desktop app installed on your PC, you’ll now see the chat screen of your number in the Desktop app. Type the message and send it.

If you’re using WhatsApp Web, follow the steps below:

Click on Continue to Chat button. Hit “use WhatsApp Web.”

That’s all. You can send the message to your number now.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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