How Subscribers Can Text in to Join

November 18, 2016 | Back to the Blog

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The Basics

Having people text in to join your subscriber list is easy!

All that you need to do is let them know to text your keyword in to 662-200-4303 and their number will be automatically added.

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If you don’t have a keyword, you can set one by logging into your control panel and going to your Settings:

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Shortcode Keywords

You are able to add a keyword on the shortcode 48421.  This will enable users to text your keyword in to the shorter and more convenient 5-digit number (48421) rather than the 10-digit number (662-200-4303).  Contact us for more details!

Including Personal Info When Texting In

Name

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):

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Group

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:

Join GroupName

(If you have purchased a shortcode keyword, this will also work with the shortcode 48421.)

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):

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