How to Schedule a Text Message for Later in 3 Simple Steps
Scheduling text messages in advance is not only nice, but necessary. When you want a message to go out at a certain time and you know that you won’t be available to send it at that moment, being able to schedule it in advance is very useful. With the new web app called TextSanity, you can schedule individual messages, mass messages, or even messages to yourself as reminders.
Every part of your life, from professional to personal, can benefit from scheduling text messages. You’ll never forget to send your text message again! Plus, you can make sure the text messages say exactly what you want. You no longer need to sweat about saying something you didn’t really mean. You can work on the exact wording as far in advance as you’d like.
Why schedule a text message?
First, you’d have to open the notes app on your phone. Second, type your message. Third, navigate to the clock app and set a timer. And finally, you’d have to actually copy and paste the text message into the message window on your phone. Oh yea, and send it at just the right time. That’s so much work! Cut your work in half. Don’t go through this exhausting routine ever again.
1. Sign up for a TextSanity Account
2. Upload your contacts
You can add your contacts by uploading a .CVS file of contacts. Make sure to tag each contact as they are imported. This will not only help you organize your list of contacts, but help you search and filter your contact list. The contacts in your database can have one or more tags based on your text messaging needs.
3. Create a mass broadcast or an individual message
For a mass broadcast, navigate to the broadcasts page in your TextSanity account. Choose a tag to broadcast to, it will send a mass SMS message to all the individuals under that tag. But don’t be alarmed! With TextSanity, broadcasting, or sending mass text messages does not equal sending a group chat. The SMS message is sent at the same time to each person, however, each person texted receives the text message individually; as if they were the only one messaged.
Finally, add what you want the mass text message to say and choose a date and time for the SMS message to send. There is also an option to “Send Now”.
Once your broadcast is created, it will show up on the broadcasts calendar. There you will see it on the date you scheduled the message for. A text message can be scheduled for as far in advance as you’d like. You can edit the SMS message any time before it’s sent. Change the date and time, the body of the message, or even who the text message is sent to.
Each scheduled text message will show up in a different color, which you choose, on the broadcasts calendar. This makes it easy to keep track of multiple scheduled SMS messages.