WhatsApp Business is now almost every business’ very first option for messaging, ranked among the top 3 business apps on the App Store, and achieved over 100,000,000 downloads on Google Play. Even if you are not doing it, probably some of your competitors are already on board. With several uniquely designed functions, it can streamline communication, sales, and ultimately, automation for your daily operations which means less work for the same result.

Still, people might find a tiny flaw in this app – there is no built-in feature for you to schedule a message. Imagine how much time and effort you could save if you can plan your conversations ahead of time! Luckily, there is always more than one solution to a problem.

From simple tricks to advanced methods, SleekFlow has got them all. Shall we talk? 

Key Sleekhacks to-go in this article:

  • Scheduled message solutions for Android only
  • Scheduled message solutions for iPhone only
  • All-in-one solution for both

First thing first, what is a Schedule Message?

You might think it is super straightforward. I am not wasting your time to tell you what it means literally. It is always more important to know what it can do and how you should unleash its potential.

The scheduled function allows you to send a message at a selected date and time. Instead of running the app every time you try to send a message, you can set options to automatically send out a text on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.

The feature is not only capable of delivering a one-time message. You can also create a message sent periodically, for example, birthday wishes, New Year greetings, and reminders.

Understanding what it can be done, let’s see how it should be done.

 SKEDit – A Solution for Android Users

Using Android Automation, SKEDit lets you structure, schedule, and plan up to 5 communication channels, including WhatsApp messages.

If you want to check, rechecked, and triple-check the content, you can choose the option “Ask me before sending.” This way, you will receive a notification seeking approval to complete the action on the scheduled day. If you think it is pretty redundant, you can choose not to be asked when sending the message. Although it can make the delivery process faster and smoother, you first need to disable the phone’s screen lock and battery optimization. In other words, it can cause compromised privacy concerns, and thus, I would not recommend it.

Siri Shortcuts – A Solution for Apple Users

Unlike Android, iOS sadly does not have any third-party apps available for message scheduling. If an iPhone user wishes to plan a WhatsApp message earlier, he or she can do this process through Siri Shortcuts.

Below is a step-by-step tutorial for your reference:

  1. Simply type in “Shortcuts” and download it on the App Store.
  2. Tap “Automation” and “Create Personal Automation.”
  3. On the next screen, click “Time of Day” and select the dates and times you would like to schedule WhatsApp messages.
  4. Tap “Add Action,” type in “Text” in the search bar.
  5. Enter your message in the pop-up text field.
  6. Click the “+ icon” below the text field and search for “WhatsApp” in the search bar.
  7. Select “Send Message via WhatsApp,” choose whom you want to send the message to.
  8. At the pre-set time, you will receive a notification.
  9. Click the notification and hit “Send.”

(Source: TechWiser)

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SleekFlow – The Most Convenient Way to Schedule Future Message for Every Business

If you are running a business, obviously, none of the above fits you because of their low efficiency. More platforms mean more coordination. If one app can do, why double the amount of time and effort?

To better streamline your work process, you will need an all-in-one platform to take care of all the back-and-forth messaging each day.

SleekFlow, for example, is one of the top-rated social commerce solutions among businesses.

You can schedule an auto-message by choosing the preferred interval and time; fields of application include but are not limited to birthday greetings, booking reminders, or other creative marketing initiatives you can think of. Instead of spending more time on repetitive operations, you can devote more energy to grow your business!

If the recipients do not get back to you within a certain amount of time, you can even schedule a follow-up message by setting up several conditions.

SleekFlow also allows you to send broadcast messages to customers under customized fields and segmentations in a single click. There will be a list of variables for you to tailor-made each message content.

You can choose to send the message instantly or select a future date and time.

Upon delivery, there will be some metrics such as “Sent,” “Delivered,” “Read,” and “Replied” for you to keep track of the performance of each message.

When the message is sent, there will be a single tick at the right corner.

When the message is well delivered, the symbol will change to a double tick.

As soon as the recipient has read the message, the double tick will become blue.

Other statistics include response rate and open rate.

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