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Having people text in to join your subscriber list is easy!
Subscribers can sign up for your text alert system by texting your keyword to 662-200-4303 (we also have shortcodes available).
What is a keyword?
Your keyword is a unique identifier for your organization. Your subscribers text the keyword into the system and they are added to your account! See “Example” as a keyword in the photo below:
If you don’t have a keyword, you can set one by logging into your control panel and going to your Settings:
We offer the option to add keywords on ‘shortcodes’. This will enable users to text your keyword into shorter and more convenient 5-digit numbers ( for example, 48421) rather than our 10-digit number (662-200-4303). Contact us for more details!
Including Personal Info When Texting In
If you want your subscribers to include their name when texting in, they are able to do so. To include their name, they need to insert their name after the keyword with the following format:
Keyword FirstName LastName
For example, if the keyword is “Example” and the user’s name is “John Smith,” they can text in “Example John Smith” (no quotes):
If you have groups set up on your account, your subscribers can add themselves to one of your groups by texting in.
After they have followed the above instructions to text in to subscribe to your list, they can send a second text to 662-200-4303 with the following format:
For example, if a user had subscribed to your list and wanted to be added to your group called “Staff” they would text in “Join Staff” (no quotes):
Let us know if you have any questions! For more details concerning keywords and other terms, check out this page.