Currently, there is no official way to schedule WhatsApp messages on any platform. Be it Android, iOS, or WhatsApp web, such a feature is yet to come. But how long we can wait? If you really want to send scheduled messages on WhatsApp, you need to go a bit overboard.
This article will show you two methods by which you can schedule messages on WhatsApp. Since an official method is not available in the main application, we are going to make use of the WhatsApp Business and a third-party app to accomplish this task. All set and ready? Let’s dive in.
Schedule WhatsApp Messages Using WA Business
Since the feature is not yet available in the main app, we need to seek the help of the WhatsApp Business app. It has a similar feature that lets you schedule your messages for the future. So let’s see how to do that.
- At first, go to Google Play Store and install the WhatsApp Business on your device.
- Once done, register with your mobile number and set up your profile.
- Open the app, navigate to the settings by tapping the three-dot menu at the top right corner.
- Now, inside the settings page, tap the Business tools option.
- Under the Messaging section, tap on Away message.
- In the next screen turn on the toggle for Send away message.
- Then compose your message by tapping the edit (pencil) icon next to the Away message option on the same screen.
- After writing the message, tap on Schedule and choose the time. You can either select the time from the available options or just choose the Custom schedule option to set your own custom time.
- Finally, you need to assign the recipients. For that tap on the Recipients option and add people to the list.
Once everything is done and verified, tap on the SAVE button at the top right corner. You’re done.
Schedule Messages Using a Third-Party App
Now, if you strictly want to send scheduled messages from your main app, you need to use a third-party application called SKEDit. To schedule messages using the app use these steps.
- Go to the Play store and install the SKEDit app.
- Launch it from your app drawer and sign up for an account.
- Once inside the app, tap the + icon at the bottom right corner and choose WhatsApp from the list.
- It will now ask for permission, so grant it.
- Return to the application and select the WhatsApp contact.
- Now write your message in the message box provided just below that and set the time to send the message.
- There is an additional option – Ask me before sending. You can select the option if you want the app to notify you before sending the scheduled message.
- Once done, tap on the tick icon at the top right corner to save it.
This is how you can easily set up scheduled messages on Whatsapp using a third-party application.
How to Schedule Messages on WhatsApp Web
For the purpose of scheduling messages on WhatsApp Web, you can make use of a Chrome extension called Blueticks. This is going to be a real lifesaver if you frequently want to send messages to your clients or anyone at preset times. Also, this will come in handy if you want to send birthday or anniversary messages and greetings. No risk of forgetting things and all.
So here is how to schedule WhatsApp messages using the Blueticks extension.
- First off, head over to the Chrome Web Store link of the Blueticks extension on your Google Chrome browser.
- Now click on the blue coloured Add to Chrome button.
- Click on the Blueticks icon and get an account.
- Once done with that, open WhatsApp Web in your browser and connect it with your phone.
- After logging in, go inside the chat of any contact or group and click on the clock icon next to the message box.
- A new window will open up to schedule messages. Here, write your message and set the date and time from the clock provided.
- Once everything is done and fine, click on Schedule Send.
Schedule Your Messages and Forget Them
Now that you have seen how simple is it to schedule messages on WhatsApp. Though the methods explained here are not having any official support, they work like a charm. Now onwards you can easily set up your important and time-sensitive messages on WhatsApp within a couple of minutes. If you don’t want the receiver to know that you are sending via the WhatsApp business app you can use the SKEDit app.
And, one thing you have to keep in mind is that the app may not work with some phone brands. Do check it out on your device and let us know how it worked for you. Also, don’t forget to mention the make and model if it worked.