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Sending a Text

There are a couple ways you can send SMS text messages through Faith Teams.  You can send instant text messages to an individual or a group through the Tags screen.  You can also schedule a text message to be sent to an individual or a group through the Group Emails and Texts screen.

To send an Instant text message:

  1. Click on the ‘Tags’ tab in the menu.
  2. Filter the list by using the filtering options on the left, or by searching for a name.
  3. Check the checkbox beside the name(s) you want to send your text message to.
  4. Click the “Actions” button, and select “Send a Text”.
  5. Type your text message (160 characters max) and click “Send Message”.
  6. NOTE: If you need to send a text message longer than 160 characters, you will need to send two separate texts.

To schedule a text message to go out at a later time:

  1. Click on the ‘Tools & Admin’ tab in the menu.
  2. Click “Group Emails and Texts”.
  3. Click “Send Group Email or Texts”.
  4. Click the checkbox on the top line, which says “Click Checkbox to Send Group Text”.
  5. Click “Step 2: Select Recipients.
  6. Use the Search box or the filtering options to find the people you want, and check the checkbox for each name you want to message.
  7. Click “Step 3: Schedule”.
  8. Input the text message you want to send.
  9. Choose when you would like to send this text. You can send it instantly, or schedule it to be sent at a later time.  You can also choose to send this text multiple times (up to 4) and schedule a different time for each Send.  This is helpful for sending reminders about an upcoming event, etc.
  10. Click “Save Campaign” at the bottom of the screen, and “Confirm” in the pop-up.

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