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How to schedule a text message

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What Is a Scheduled Text?

A scheduled text is a message set to be sent automatically at a future date and time. This feature, often found in business texting platforms and personal smartphones, allows individuals and businesses to “Schedule SMS delivery” at a time that suits their needs best. It eliminates the need to send a message manually at the exact moment it needs to be delivered.

How Do Businesses Use Scheduled Texts?

Businesses use scheduled texts in several ways:

  1. Appointment Reminders: Sending reminders to clients about upcoming appointments or meetings.
  2. Marketing Campaigns: Timing promotional messages to coincide with sales or special events.
  3. Customer Service Follow-ups: Automatically sending follow-up messages after a service interaction.
  4. Internal Communications: Scheduling important memos or reminders for staff.
  5. Event Coordination: Reminding attendees about event details like time and venue.

How to Schedule a Text Message On a Business Texting Platform

Our app makes it swift and straightforward to set your messages for future delivery, even up to a year ahead.

You have the flexibility to schedule messages to coincide with the eve of your latest promotion, or as timely reminders for appointments, meetings, or events. Additionally, you can schedule SMS reminders for yourself – be it for upcoming events, meetings, or a morning run-through of your to-do list.

  1. To schedule an SMS message using our Web App, simply follow these steps:
  2. Log into your BulkSMS account.
    Select “New Message” from the left-hand taskbar.
  3. After composing your message, click on “Schedule.”
  4. Set the desired date and time for your SMS to be sent, then select “Set Schedule.”
  5. Finally, click on “Schedule Now.”


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Scheduling Texts on a Phone

  1. Open Your Messaging App: Use your phone’s default messaging app or a third-party app that supports scheduling.
  2. Compose the Message: Write the text you wish to send.
  3. Choose the ‘Schedule Message’ Option: This might be found in the menu or settings within the composition window.
  4. Set Date and Time: Pick when you want the message to go out.
  5. Save or Confirm: Finalize the schedule.

Best Practices for Scheduling a Text

  1. Timing is Key: Consider the recipient’s time zone and appropriate times to receive messages.
  2. Personalization: Tailor your message to the recipient for greater impact.
  3. Clarity and Brevity: Keep messages clear and to the point.
  4. Legal Compliance: Adhere to regulations regarding automated texts, like obtaining consent.
  5. Follow-Up Strategy: Plan for responses or follow-up actions after the text is sent.

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