WhatsApp Reminder

How to Schedule WhatsApp Messages on Android, iPhone

WhatsApp has a tonne of good features but one thing that’s still missing is the ability to schedule WhatsApp messages. If you want to remember to wish someone on their birthday or just want to send a message during working hours instead of pinging someone in the middle of the night, scheduling messages helps a lot. There are ways to schedule messages on WhatsApp on both Android and iPhone, but both are workarounds since this feature is not officially supported on WhatsApp.

How to schedule WhatsApp message on Android

As we have mentioned above, WhatsApp doesn’t have an official feature to schedule messages. However, if you are using an Android smartphone, you can schedule messages on WhatsApp with the help of several third-party apps. Yes, there are several third-party apps out there that promise to do the job, but there’s only one — SKEDit — that does it perfectly. Follow these steps to know how to schedule WhatsApp message on Android:

  1. Go to the Google Play Store > download and install SKEDit > open the app.

  2. Upon first launch, you’ll have to sign up.

  3. Once you’ve signed in, you’ve to tap WhatsApp on the main menu.

  4. On the next screen, you have to grant permissions. Tap Enable Accessibility > SKEDit > toggle on Use service > Allow. Now, return to the app.

  5. You’ll now have to fill in the details. Add the recipient, enter your message, set the schedule date and time and select if you wish to wish to repeat the scheduled message or not.

  6. Below, you’ll see one final toggle — Ask me before sending. Toggle it on > tap the tick icon > your message will now be scheduled. Whenever the day and time of your scheduled message arrives, you’ll receive a notification on your phone asking you to complete the action. Tap Send and you’ll see your scheduled message being sent in real-time.

  7. However, if you keep the Ask me before sending toggled off, in that case when you tap the tick icon, you’ll be asked to disable your phone’s screen lock. You’ll be also be asked to disable your phone’s battery optimisation as well. Doing this, your scheduled message will be sent automatically, which means you won’t be asked to give any input on the phone, making the process instant. But then again, not having a screen lock affects your phone’s privacy, which is a huge drawback. This is why we won’t recommend scheduling WhatsApp messages this way.

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