How To Schedule A Text Message On Android

If you don’t have time throughout your day, forget birthdays often, have friends or family in a different time zone, or need to send a message at a business-appropriate time, sending a scheduled message is a nifty option that can help you out.

Android phones usually have a built-in feature to delay a text, but you can also use third-party apps.

How To Schedule A Text Message On Android

How To Schedule A Text Message With Google Messages On Android

Google Messages is usually pre-installed on Android phones, but if not, you can download it from the Google Play Store

You will need to opt for the beta version to work, but sometimes your Android phone will not work with Google Messages if it’s too old.

Step 1: Open your Message app and type your message, but do not send it.

Step 2: You then need to tap and hold down the send button, and a pop-up scheduler will appear on your screen.

If it doesn’t do this, you’ll need to check if your Google Messages is installed and updated.

Step 3: On the pop-up window, you can choose a preset time and date, or you can set up your own.

Step 4: Once you’ve chosen your time and date, a clock icon will appear on the send button to inform you it’s a scheduled message, and once you press it, the message will send at the time you’ve set it.

How To Schedule A Text Message With Samsung Messages On Android

If your Android phone is a Samsung, you’ll already have a text message scheduler by default.

You won’t need to download anything, but if you’d like, you can opt for a third-party app with extra features that could benefit you in the long term if you intend on scheduling texts often.

Step 1: Open your text message app and type out the message you’d like to send, but don’t press the send button.

Step 2: There will be an arrow to the left of your message bar, and you’ll want to tap that to open additional options. Once you’ve opened the other options, press the plus icon button.

Step 3: After the plus button, you’ll see a list of a few icons, and you’ll need to tap the one that says, ‘schedule message,’ then, you can set the time and date you need your message to go through.

Step 4: Once you’ve chosen your scheduled time, press ‘done’ and send. Your message will then get delivered at your set date and time.

How To Schedule A Text Message With Do It Later On Android

Do It Later is a free app that allows you to schedule more than just text messages. It lets you schedule Twitter tweets, emails, and even WhatsApp statuses.

It’s a perfect app for a busy individual. You need to download it off Google Play to get started.

Step 1: Once you’ve downloaded the Do It Later app, open it to allow permissions so it can manage messages for you.

Step 2: After setting permissions in the Do It Later app, press the plus icon at the below right of the screen. A few messaging options will appear. You’ll need to select ‘Message’ to send a text.

Step 3: The message set-up page will pop up, where you can add the contact number you’d like to send the message to, and you can add multiple people if you’d like.

Step 4: Type out your message, select the time delay, or set up a custom time you’d like for your message to deliver. You can also opt for a repeat message to get sent and have the app ask permission before sending.

Step 5: Once you’ve prepared everything, tap the tick on the top right of the screen for your scheduled message to get sent.

How To Schedule A Text Message With Microsoft SMS Organizer On Android

Microsoft’s SMS organizer is highly convenient and user-friendly. It also helps you manage your SMS inbox to filter spam and track important messages.

The text schedule function is an additional aspect of the app. You will need to download SMS Organizer from Google Play and ensure it’s the Microsoft one.

Step 1: Once you’ve downloaded the SMS Organizer app from Google Play Store, allow permissions within the app so it can send your texts. You can set SMS Organizer as your default SMS app too.

Step 2: Open the SMS Organizer app, type out a new message as you would typically, and add your recipient’s number or choose them from your contact list.

Step 3: You’ll see a small calendar on the bottom left of the screen, where your message bar is. Click the icon and set your text message time and date.

Step 4: If you still need to type out your message, the ‘text message’ bar will be empty, and you can type it there. Once that is done, and you’ve set the time and date, press the ‘Schedule’ button, and voila, you’re all done.

How To Schedule A Message With Textra on Android

Textra is available on the Google Play store and is a popular app amongst Android users.

The app mainly gets used to customize your message app and send scheduled texts, and it’s free unless you want to pay to unlock extra features.

The Textra app also allows you to customize your text screen colors and design theme to give your messaging app a facelift.

Step 1: Download Textra off the app Google Play store and open it once it’s complete so you can allow app permissions to enable the app to send messages for you.

Step 2: On the message bar in the Texta app, you’ll see a plus button that you’ll need to tap. Once you’ve done that, click the clock icon that appears, and then a screen will show up where you can set the date and time you would like your text to send.

Step 3: Once you’ve scheduled the time and date, compose your desired message and press send.

Step 4: After pressing send, it will look like the message has gone through, but on the left of the message, you’ll see a green clock to prove that it’s a scheduled message. Pressing the green clock will show you the time and date the text will send.

How To Schedule A Text Message With Pulse SMS On Android

Pulse SMS is an excellent text schedule option for Android users because it’s highly efficient and feature-rich.

You can use the app’s blocklist, message searcher, favorited contact list, and, most notably, in this case, their delayed message function. You’ll need to start by downloading it off the Google Play Store.

Step 1: Open Pulse SMS after it’s downloaded and allow app permissions so that it can function optimally.

Step 2: In The Pulse SMS App, on the top right corner, there will be a 3-dot icon that you’ll need to tap to open options. You’ll find the ‘schedule a message’ bar, which you’ll need to select.

Step 3: Following the selection, you’ll come across the calendar and time setter where you can schedule your text.

Step 4: Afterward, type your message into the message bar, and tap the send button. Your delayed message won’t show on the message screen chat. You can view your scheduled messages under the three-line menu icon on the top left by scanning the options and selecting ‘Scheduled ‘messages.’

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