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How to Send Daily Text Messages and Reminders

Wondering how to send a daily reminder text message? Here are three ways you can do it with SimpleTexting.

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Whether you need to reach your audience of one or one thousand, setting up recurring daily text messages shouldn’t be a burden. 

With a 98% open rate, text messages are one of the most effective ways to share information regularly. 

And with a text messaging service like ours, you can automate the process to avoid having to write and send your messages each day manually. 

At SimpleTexting, you can send daily reminder texts three different ways depending on your messaging and estimated frequency. We’ll walk you through each one step-by-step.

How to Send Daily Reminder Texts with a Recurring Campaign

With recurring campaigns, you can set up a message to send automatically on a regular basis. 

If you plan on sending the same message every day, this is the approach for you. 

Recurring campaigns are perfect for: 

  • Sending daily reminders
  • Longitudinal survey questionnaires and other daily research messages 
  • Sharing appointment, billing, and scheduling reminders 
  • And more!

The best part about recurring campaigns is that once you set it, you can forget it! Here’s how it works. 

Setting Up a Daily Reminder Text As a Recurring Campaign 

1. On the left-hand side of your dashboard, select Campaigns. Then, the blue New button at the top of the window. 

2. Proceed as if you were creating a standard one-off campaign—give your campaign a name and type your message in the text message box. Then, select the audience you want to send to from the dropdown.

3. Scroll down and under “Send on”, select Recurring from the menu.

4. Select what date you want your campaign to start sending, then specify the time you’d like your message to go out. For example, if you wanted to send your message every day at 8 am, you would enter 0800 (the: will be entered automatically). 

5. Under Repeats, select “Daily”.

6. If you have a set time for your daily text messages to stop sending, select the Ending date button and pick a date from the calendar below. If it’s open-ended, choose Never. 

7. Select Next

8. Review your scheduled text messages, and if everything looks good, press the blue Schedule button. You’re done!

Ending Your Daily Recurring Campaign 

If you selected Never as your daily campaign end option, you can stop the series at any time. 

1. Go back to the campaign dashboard and select Scheduled from the dropdown. 

2. Select the campaign you want to end and select the Archive icon at the top of the campaign. 

3. If you only want to cancel one campaign in the series, select Archive only this campaign. If you wish to cancel the recurring series altogether, select Archive all future campaigns. 

Send Daily Text Reminders Through Autoresponders

Alternatively, if you plan on sending different daily reminder text messages to your audience each day, you have the option to schedule them ahead of time. 

While this approach does require manual intervention, it still helps you save valuable time by allowing you to set up your messages days, weeks, and months in advance.

Scheduling a text can be done in four simple steps.

1. Navigate to Campaign > New. Give your campaign a name, select your intended recipients, and compose your SMS message.

2. Under Send on, select Scheduled. Select the date you want your message to send and the time you’d like your message to be delivered. Then click Next.

3. Preview your campaign once more, and when you’re ready, click the blue Schedule button.

Automate Daily Text Reminders Through Autoresponders

Last but not least, you can create the equivalent of a text message drip campaign with our autoresponders feature. When someone joins a list, you can send them a series of automated text messages.

Here’s how to set one up.

Alternative Methods to Schedule Daily Reminder Text Messages

If scheduling your daily reminders directly through SimpleTexting doesn’t work for you, we still have a few tricks up our sleeves.

SimpleTexting is also integrated with Zapier. This makes it possible to integrate our texting platform with thousands of popular apps. 

For example, if you’re using a tool like Google Calendars, you can use Zapier to trigger SMS reminders each day.

No matter which approach you choose, setting up a daily text reminder routine couldn’t be simpler at ST. 

Meghan Tocci
Meghan Tocci

Meghan Tocci is a content strategist at SimpleTexting. When she’s not writing about SaaS, she’s trying to teach her puppy Lou how to code. So far, not so good.

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