How to Schedule Text Message on Android – Delayed SMS

2nd November 2023 | by Naveen M

Simple idea to schedule and send a delayed text message - SMS idea

You can now schedule outgoing messages on Android phones if you are using Android 7 or later versions. This feature was released by Google not long ago and it is pretty similar to how we schedule emails. The ability to delay a text can save time and avoid forgetting scenarios. This article will tell you how the text scheduling feature can be used on your phone.

Scheduling messages is quite simple and it just takes two to three extra taps when compared to sending normal messages. Before you follow the steps given below, make sure that you are using the latest version of Google Messages. If the app is not up to date, go to the Play store and update it first.

Use the button below to download or update Google Messages.

Steps to schedule a text

  • Unlock your Android phone and launch Google Messages. (Given the app is up to date).
  • Choose the contact to whom you want to send a message.
  • Type the text that you are going to schedule.
  • Instead of just tapping the send button, tap and hold it.
  • A menu will pop up in which you can schedule the time and date.
  • After setting the date and time, tap on Done.
  • Send the message now.

That’s it, you would have successfully scheduled a message and it will reach the person you send at the exact time you fixed. This feature is not just exclusive to Google Messages users, you can also use other third party apps for scheduling texts.

List of SMS Apps that supports scheduled Messaged

We have listed some apps below, try them out by clicking the links next to them.

Do It Later.

SMS Organizer

Pulse SMS

Visit Messages Help to know what all you can do with Google Messages.

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