To create a new group in PastorsLine and set up a Data capture (FKA autoresponder) at the same time:

1. Click on "Groups" in the far left menu. 


2. Then click on "New Group".

3. Follow the prompts and enter in your new group's information, including the name of the new group.

4. Click "Add keyword" 

5. Next, choose the phone number you want to connect to this group. (This is only if you have multiple phone numbers, please note, the more info message below as well.) 

6. Now, you can create the unique keyword you want to use for this campaign. Hit enter after typing each keyword to add multiple keywords to this campaign.

7. First-time text of keyword: Enter in the message you want the recipient to receive after they text the keyword to your number for the first time. 

8. Returning subscriber: You can choose to keep the default message in the Already Subscribed Box ‘as is’ or edit it to say whatever you would like.

9. Click "Save and collect more Data". This will bring you to the Data capture editing screen.

*clicking "save" here will create a group with a keyword and a single auto reply. For more on now to do that, click HERE.

Editing the Data Capture (FKA Autoresponder) to capture the data needed to create new profiles: 

1. Name your campaign. Choose a name that will help you remember what this campaign is for.

2. Double check your first message to make sure it is correct. Then check the ‘already subscribed’ message for people who have already opted in to that group, but texted again—you can keep the default message on the right side ‘as is’ or edit it to say whatever you would like. 

3. Next, turn "on" the option to capture their name. Check the ‘first-time text’ and ‘already given name’ messages, choosing to keep ‘as is’ or editing as you wish. Note: For the "already given name" message, We always suggest turning this option on but if you want to skip this step and not have a message sent on this step, delete the message that is there and leave it blank. This step will then be skipped. 

4. After that, turn "on" the option to capture their email address. As in Step 3 above, check and edit your ‘first-time text’ and ‘already given email’ messages. You can also choose to use merge fields to insert their first name ,personalizing your message even more. Note: For the "already given email" message, We always suggest turning this option on but if you want to skip this step and not have a message sent on this step, delete the message that is there and leave it blank. This step will then be skipped. 

Continue this same process for "Capture Address" and/or "Capture Birthday" if desired. *currently we do not integrate Birthdays or Addresses

5. Next, toggle on the "Last Message:. This box is where you can edit the last message they will receive from the data capture (FKA autoresponder). Check the ‘already subscribed’ message for people who have already opted in to that group, but texted again—you can keep the default message on the right side ‘as is’ or edit it to say whatever you would like. 

6. Next, Choose if you want to add them to an Automated Message Campaign. For more details on that, click HERE.

6. Click "Save" and you’re done! 

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