It’s a feature that has been present on a number of messaging apps but is only just beginning to roll out to Google’s otherwise most excellent Messages app. Yes, I’m talking about being able to schedule a text to a recipient which is extremely handy for sending reminders or making sure you don’t forget to send a celebratory text for someone’s birthday.
Whether it’s sending a text later in the day or in a few week’s time, Google Messages will let you schedule it, once the function has been switched on the server-side for you.
Finally Google Messages added “Schedule message” ð ð feature.Put some text in draft, tap and hold send button “schedule message” option will popup. Previously used to get and option to add subject for mms now it moved to 3 dot menu @9to5Google @SkylledDev @AndroidPolice pic.twitter.com/iMNoSt3hLu
Twitter user, Sai Reddy, posted screenshots of being able to schedule texts in the Messages app, as you can see above. By pressing the Send button, you can choose the day and time that you want the message to be sent, and then press the save button to schedule it. The message isn’t set in stone either, you can tap it to edit the message or adjust the scheduled time you want to send it, or to delete it if it’s no longer necessary.
The Scheduling feature is taking its own sweet time to roll out, so don’t worry if your phone isn’t showing it yet. I’ve checked a couple of my phones to no avail, so it’s just a matter of time for the function to appear.
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