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Schedule automatic sending of your SMS with Google Messages

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Manage the automatic sending of your SMS
Set the date and time to send your messages

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How many times have you forgotten to send an important message to a loved one? With the Google Messages application, you will be able to enter messages and schedule their sending time without worrying about disturbing others..

Manage the automatic sending of your SMS

There's nothing worse than forgetting to share a thought or information with your friends or family. But now, good ideas usually come when you don't expect them (before going to bed or very early in the morning).

Likewise, if you happen to forget a birthday or Valentine's Day party, why not plan your text messages in advance. The operation is carried out in a few minutes directly from the Google Messages application..

The latter is present on most smartphones sold on the market. So you will not need to install an additional application. The planning of your messages will be done directly from the app that you use daily to read and write your SMS.

Set the date and time to send your messages

Before you jump into SMS planning, there is one important thing you should know. The deployment of the Message Planning Tool has just started. This feature may not yet work on your phone..

If this is the case, while waiting for the arrival of this new update, you will find on the Play Store various utilities to schedule the sending of your SMS on Android. This will have the advantage of automatically sending your message at the exact time defined previously.

  • Open the Google Messages app on your smartphone
  • Select from the list the contact to whom you want to send a scheduled SMS
  • Enter your message
  • Press and hold the send message arrow
  • Select one of the predefined sending times from the list (afternoon at 5 p.m., evening at 7 p.m. or morning at 9 a.m.)
  • If none of the options are suitable for you, click on the button choose your own date and time
  • Select the date and time of your choice using the buttons
  • Tap Save

The sending time will appear in blue just above your message. Don't forget to click on the send arrow to place your SMS on the waiting list. The latter will automatically be placed in your conversation thread with a small time indicator (clock).

Don't be surprised if the font (italics) of your scheduled message differs from the rest of your discussion thread. It's normal. Note that this SMS programming system only works if your smartphone is connected to your operator's mobile network and not via Wi-Fi.

The latest update to Google Messages taking advantage of the SMS scheduling system has been available for several weeks. Unfortunately its deployment takes time. The development teams are slow to implement this new feature and to perform tests on the different platforms.

Be patient and keep checking regularly if an update for Google Messages is not available for your smartphone. Publishers prefer to deploy their new versions in waves. This makes it easier to stop an update when a bug is discovered.


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