How to schedule text messages to be sent at a later date

You can schedule SMS to be sent at a later date and repeatedly if required.

To schedule an SMS:

  1. Go to New SMS.
  2. Enter the mobile number(s) you want to send to.
  3. Select the number that you want your SMS to be delivered from. (Learn more about Sender settings).
  4. Type in your message. Learn how to send personalised SMS using templates and tags.
  5. Click Schedule message.
Compose SMS

Now you have two options:

  1. Schedule the SMS to be sent just once.
  2. Set it to repeat on specific dates.
Repeat SMS

To schedule an SMS to be sent once:

  1. Select the time and date when you want the message to go.
  2. If you are sending the SMS to another country, select the relevant timezone. Schedule SMS once
  3. Preview the message in the Calendar.  png
  4. When you’re happy, click Save.

To schedule a repeat SMS:

  1. Select the time and date when you want the message to go.
  2. If you are sending the SMS to another country, select the relevant timezone. Schedule repeat SMS
  3. Click on Repeat.
  4. Preview the message in the Calendar.  png
  5. When you’re happy, click Save.

You have several repeat options:

  1. Yearly, for example:
    • On the 1st of January each year.
    • On the first Sunday of January, or any other month.
  2. Monthly, for example:
    • On the first day of every month for 12 months.
    • On the first Sunday of every month for 12 months. Monthly repeat
  3. Weekly, for example:
    • Every Monday for eight weeks. Weekly repeat
  4. Daily, for example:
    • Every day for twenty consecutive days. Daily repeat
  5. Hourly, for example:
    • Every hour for 24 hours. Hourly repeat

For each of these options, you can set your message to:

  • Never end.
  • End after a certain number of sends.
  • End on a specific date.
SMS repeat end

To edit a scheduled SMS:

  1. Go to the Scheduled messages page.
  2. Click on the Edit button next to the message you want to change.
Scheduled SMS

You can now change the following details:

  • Recipients
  • Sender number
  • Message body Edit scheduled SMS
  • Repeat options Edit repeat time

To cancel a scheduled SMS:

  1. Select your message
  2. Click on the rubbish bin icon.
Delete scheduled SMS

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