To remember to send an important message or wish a happy birthday on time, why not write your sms in advance and schedule it for D-Day? This tip might just make your life easier. In this article, we walk you through the process step by step.
How to schedule an SMS with Messages
Programming an SMS in Google Message is easy. You can also change and cancel the shipment at any time before it’s done. If your smartphone is offline at the scheduled time, the message will be sent when you are back online. Here’s how to do it:
- Type your message.
- Press and hold the send icon to schedule it.
- Tap the option Program.
- The menu offers three sending times depending on when you write the message. Among the options you will find Later in the day, later tonight Where tomorrow.
- Select one of the times offered. Press on Send. The text is displayed with a clock next to it.
- Go to the next step if none of the options given are suitable for you.
- Press on Select date and time.
- Select a date, and then select Following.
- Choose your time and press Following.
- Confirm the details then press Save.
- Tap the icon Send. You will see that the text is accompanied by a clock.
- Google Messages will automatically send the text at the chosen time.
- It will use your time zone time, not the recipient’s time.
- To cancel the text, tap the clock icon (Delete then Continue).
You can also edit the message by tapping Update message or send it immediately by tapping Send now.
How to add a Subject field to a text message
Before Android introduced the message scheduling feature, long pressing the send button allowed you to add a subject.
To add an object, tap the three dots at the top right, then tap Show object field. You can also mark it as Urgent.
That’s it !