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This Student’s Hack to Save Memory on Her Phone Went Hilariously Wrong

This Student's Hack to Save Memory on Her Phone Went Hilariously Wrong

Umulkhayr Hussein, a 23-year-old Masters student in London, came up with what she thought was a fool-proof way to save memory on her phone: She used WhatsApp to text her photos to herself, BuzzFeed reports. But she soon found out she wasn’t actually sending her selfies to her own number — she was sending them to a stranger. The recipient decided to inform her of that, leading to a hilarious conversation.

“I saved my number so I could send photos to myself and it turns out I got ONE DIGIT wrong and I was sending my selfies to a complete stranger,” she tweeted alongside a screenshot of the conversation.

“I got a response from the person straight away and literally thought I was going mad,” Umulkhayr told Teen Vogue. “I was in utter shock. All rationality and reasoning left my body.”

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Twitter seemed to agree that the best part was when she responded to “Who is this?” with “It’s me.” She explained to Teen Vogue, “I was pretty scattered, so my first response was ‘It’s me’ because I was still wrapped up with the idea that this was my number.”

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Others found this mishap super relatable.

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Some were rooting for a relationship to develop between Umulkhayr and her accidental texting partner.

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But it seems like she’s satisfied with how they left things. “That was pretty much our entire conversation,” she told BuzzFeed. “Don’t see myself reaching out either, I’m still way too embarrassed. Not a clue why they didn’t say anything sooner though!” She added that they haven’t talked since.

This isn’t the first time an accidental text conversation went viral. Last year, after one Twitter user texted an apology for his ex to the wrong number, the stranger tweeted a screenshot of the conversation, leading people to try to reunite the couple. And a woman went viral earlier this year for accidentally texting a photo of her trying on a dress to a random family, leading them all to weigh in with their approval. Let’s hope people continue typing the wrong digits into their phones, because we live for these unintended connections.

Related: The Internet Is Trying to Reunite This Couple After an Ex-Boyfriend Apologized in Text to the Wrong Number

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