7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your Text Alert System

April 4, 2016 | Back to the Blog

There are all sorts of features of your Mobile Text Alerts system that you may not be aware of!  Here are 7 useful features.

  1. Schedule a message to go out later

You can easily schedule a message to go out at a specific date/time from your “Send a Message” page.  Just select the “Schedule Message to Go Out at a Later Date” option and then you can set the specific day and time.  You can also designate if (or how often) you want your message to repeat.

Schedule message for later

  1. Set up a message template

You can set up a message template from the “Message Templates” page on your control panel.  Setting up a template allows you to easily send the same message again without having to type out the message every time.  After creating the template, all you have to do is click the “Send Template” icon, select the recipients for your message, and send it out!

set up message template

  1. Export your subscriber list

You can download your subscriber list as a CSV, Excel, or PDF from your “Manage Subscribers” page by clicking the “Export” button.  You can also view a printer-friendly version of the list (under “Print” when you click “Export”), and you can copy the list to your clipboard so that you can paste it into another document by clicking the “Copy to Clipboard” button.

exporting subscribers

  1. Set up group keywords

For $3 per month each, you can set up group keywords.  These group keywords allow people to text in to the system and be added directly to a specific group.  For example, if you have a group keyword “Staff” and group keyword “Customers,” users could text “Staff” to be added to your group of staff members or they could text “Customers” to be added to your group of customers.  Contact us if you would like to purchase group keywords!

  1. Set up group administrators

Did you know you can have administrators assigned to specific groups?  When setting up administrators on your “Manage Administrators” page, check the Super Administrator option to “Off” and assign a group to the administrator.  This will allow the administrator access to send messages only to that specified group.

group administrators

  1. Change your time zone

You can change the time zone for your account from your “Settings” page.  Under “Control Panel” settings, select the appropriate time zone.  If your area does not participate in Daylight Savings Time, you can switch “Use Daylight Savings Time” to “Off.”  Having the correct time designated on your account will ensure that any scheduled messages will go out on time and will help your sent messages reports correctly reflect the times that your messages were sent.

time zone

  1. Send messages to email addresses

You are able to send your text messages to subscribers’ email addresses as well.  All you have to do to enable this feature is to switch the “Send Messages to Emails and Phones” option to “On” under your Control Panel Settings.

sending messages to emails

 

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