For both people and groups, there are three message scheduling options:
schedule out messages in bulk
SCHEDULING TEXTS FOR INDIVIDUALS
When logged into V3, click on Messages [brown circle in image below].
2a: If you know the category and name, you can scroll through to find and select the name of the individual to whom you want to send a message and select.
2b: You may find that it is faster and easier to click on New Message [speech bubble with a plus sign, gold box in image below].
The New Message box opens as shown in the image below:
Start typing in the Search box [blue box in image below]. PastorsLine will automatically suggest names of people (or groups) to you from your list. In the image below, we typed "Jo" and PastorsLine brought John. Select the contact and click on Next [brown arrow in image below].
You will be redirected to the relevant message thread to type in your message.
CREATING THE NEW TEXT
Once you have typed something into the message box, the Send button will turn purple. This means it is now active. Notice the arrow to the right side. When you hover on it, the tooltip reads More Options. Click on the arrow to reveal the Schedule Message option.
Now proceed to schedule your message...
In the popup you will see...
Specify Date: the date the message should be sent
Specify Time: the time the message should be sent
Click on the downward arrow to reveal the dropdown menu. (see image below).
Choose the repeat schedule from the dropdown menu.
To STOP the recurring message:
(1) If you want to keep it but not have it recur, come back here. Choose 'Does not Repeat' and change the scheduled date.
The scheduling you have asked PastorsLine to set up.
Click on the purple Save button to confirm your schedule.
If you still want to make changes, click on Edit [gold circle in image below]. If you want to exit message scheduling, then click on Close [X in the purple circle in image below].
If everything is set and you are ready to send your message, then click on Schedule [brown box in image above] .
Scheduled messages (gold box in image above) is displayed and the scheduled message itself (blue circle in image above) is shown under it, including the time and day it is scheduled to be delivered.
SCHEDULING TEXTS FOR GROUPS
Click the Groups icon.
Next, select the group for which you want to schedule a message. For instance, Friends was selected in the image below.
You can also use Search [gold circle in image above] to look for a group.
After selecting a group, information about the group would be displayed on the screen as seen in the image below. In this group of Friends, there are two (2) people and their names are shown.
Click on Messages [brown circle in image above].
You will be redirected to the relevant message thread to type in your message. Here are your next steps.
VIEWING SCHEDULED MESSAGES
To view scheduled messages in V3, click on Messages [speech bubble icon, brown circle in image below]. Click on Scheduled [gold box in image below]. You will see the number of messages that are scheduled to People [turquoise box in image below] and Groups [grey box in image below]. In this example, there are two (2) scheduled messages: 1 is scheduled to People, and 1 is scheduled to Groups.
IN GENERAL...when you click on a person or group, you will only see the scheduled messages. The default is ALL. So you will see all the messages you have scheduled to that person or group (turquoise arrow in image below). If you have many scheduled texts in the thread, you can filter them to see just the one time or recurring messages (gold box in image below).
More about viewing scheduled messages:
If you select People, [brown circle in image below] the names of the individuals with scheduled messages are shown. In this example, John Jeffery is the only person with a scheduled message [gold box in image below].
When you select the name of the person, John Jeffery in this case, the message box opens showing the scheduled message [turquoise circle in image above].
Step 1: Make sure you are in Messages [light blue circle in image below].
Step 2: Click on scheduled [brown box in image below].
Step 3: Select Groups [gold box in image below].
Step 4: Choose the sub-category from the drop-down menu. We selected All so we can see all groups. You can choose to select Named or Unnamed depending on if you named your group or not.
Step 5: Click on the Group you want to check. We selected Friends.
Now, we can see the scheduled messages to the Friends group (blue arrow in image above).
In case the message box appears like this when you open it, just click on that message and the message would be displayed.
EDITING SCHEDULED MESSAGES
Editing scheduled messages is easy in the V3.
All you have to do is to click on the scheduled message and a new menu would pop up below it [gold box in image below].
Clicking Send Now would send the message to the recipient instantly. This means it would no longer be scheduled.
When you click on Send Now, a popup box would appear asking you if you want to send the message instantly.
Click on Send Now to send the message.
Click on Edit [gold circle below].
A popup would appear asking you to confirm the details. If you want to change the date and time, then select Edit [light blue box in image below].
Once you are done, select Schedule [brown box in image above].
Click on the Delete [gold circle in image below].
A popup box will ask for confirmation.
Click on Delete to continue.
Note that in the image below, we can see that the message was deleted.