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How To Send Messages To Yourself On Facebook Messenger

Desktops and smartphones are very capable. There’s often debate on how effective a smartphone can be and if it can replace a desktop in dire need. That said, there is still a problem when it comes to working across different platforms. If you own an iPhone and a Mac, you can easily sync your clipboard. If you own an iPhone but prefer Windows 10 for your desktop, you cannot sync your clipboard.

Often, when these limitations impede work, users resort to crude alternatives. One easy way to send text from your clipboard across devices is to message them to yourself. Not a lot messaging apps let you do that but you can send messages to yourself via Facebook Messenger.

Send Messages To Yourself

You can send messages to yourself from Facebook Messenger web and from its apps. The process is simple, and the same.

On Facebook Messenger web, click the new message button at the top right of the column on the left. In the To field, type in your own name. Your profile will be listed at the top along with a list of all groups that you’re a part of. Select your own profile and send a text message or an image.

On the smartphone app, tap the new message button at the top right. Again, type in your own name and select your profile. Send a text message or an image from your camera roll.

Web apps are often used to work with different platforms. Some platforms are purposefully kept closed and for this reason, other platforms are unable to freely communicate with them.

There is also a matter of security. While it would be convenient for any phone and any desktop to be able to communicate with each other, it may also be a security risk for devices to be so open. This is why certain impediments must be placed to hinder communication that is too open.

Lastly, convenience and hardware are also an issue. You can, for example easily copy images from an iPhone or an Android phone on a Windows 10 desktop but you do need to connect them via a cable. Android phones don’t all use the same type of cable, and users may not always have the cable on hand. Apps like the Photos app on Windows 10 and its companion app for iOS and Android make up for this but it’s only for photos and not for items copied to the clipboard.

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