3 Free Android Apps To Schedule SMS, Emails, and Social Media Messages
Scheduling messages is a great way to ensure your important messages are delivered on time and you could save yourself from those constant “oh, what’s the time?” moments. You can schedule messages to remind your friend about the evening meetup, send that perfectly timed greeting, or even follow up to a client at the perfect time.
Whatever your reason may be, today I am going to list 3 free Android apps that will let you schedule your messages. Whether you want to schedule SMS, emails, WhatsApp, Facebook, or Twitter messages, one of these apps will be able to handle it.
Note: These apps will not work if the battery optimization feature of your phone is active. As that feature puts the apps on sleep, these apps will not be able to send the scheduled message. Whitelist these apps in your battery optimization feature to make them work.
1. Do It Later
Do It Later is one of the most customizable message scheduling apps that supports text messages, emails, and Twitter posts. You can either select exact time or a time range, and even schedule a message to be sent to multiple people. On top of that, you can also send repetitive scheduled messages at a set interval.
Apart from message scheduling, it offers built-in message templates, supports dual SIM, alerts you on task completion, and it can even send calling reminders. Overall, Do It Later is the perfect message scheduler app if you need to schedule SMS, emails or Twitter posts. However, you might have to deal with 2-3 ads per session.
While looking for scheduler app for WhatsApp, SKEDit was the only app that was reliable enough to be used. Although it lacks the customizability of Do It Later, but it makes it very easy to schedule your SMS, emails, Facebook posts, and WhatsApp messages. All you need to do is draft your content and select the exact date and time to send the message, nothing more; nothing less.
However, do keep in mind the limitations of the app due to limitations of your Android OS. On older phones, you might have to remove your lock screen protection to send a WhatsApp message. There could be other issues as well, fortunately, SKEDit will automatically let you know about your phone’s limitations and the workaround needed.
3. Future SMS
If you just need to schedule text messages, then you don’t need an all-in-one app like the above. Future SMS is a simple app that lets you schedule your text messages using exact date and time. There isn’t much to say about it, you just draft a message and select recipient, date, and time. The app will automatically send the message when the exact time ticks in.
The app is ad-supported, and 2 ads per session is common. Although, you can remove ads with a $0.99 in-app purchase.
SKEDit is a great choice when you want something simple that does exactly what you need. However, if you want more control, then Do It Later has better features. I should also mention that your built-in SMS app may also have a message scheduling feature. Most Samsung and LG phones have this feature, do check that out so you may not have to resort to a third-party app.