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How to schedule a message in Google Messages

If you can't send a message when you need it, in Google Messages you can schedule it to be sent for a specific time. So you can do it.

Google Messages is one of the Google apps that more has changed (for the better) recently, and is that the company has proposed to fight with WhatsApp notably improving its messaging application.

One of the functions developed during this time of change is the scheduling of sending messages, very useful when you need send an SMS at a specific time.

If you still do not know how to use this tool, in this article we show you step by step how to do it to schedule sending of messages in Google Messages.

Schedule messages in Google Messages to send later

Schedule sending of messages in Google Messages

Send the messages later by scheduling them in Google Messages.

Scheduling the sending of messages is nothing new in messaging apps. For example, you can schedule messages on Telegram to send later.

However, WhatsApp does not yet have this function, so its introduction in Google Messages is an important advance for the Google app.

It should be noted that this is a novelty that the company began to implement at the beginning of December 2020, so it is possible that still not available to all users. If it happens to you, you just have to wait to receive the new Google Messages update to be able to schedule your SMS.

Once you have this function on your Android mobile, you will only have to follow these steps to schedule the sending of a text message in Google Messages.

Get into the conversation

The first step to schedule messages in Google Messages is the easiest: open the messaging app of Google. After entering Google Messages, it is time to access the conversation in which you want to schedule the sending of the SMS.

You can do it by clicking on a chat already created or opening a new one through the button located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Open conversation in Google Messages

First, enter the conversation where you want to schedule the message.

Write the text message

The next thing you should do is write in the lower text bar the content of the message you want to schedule. Attention, just write it, you should never send it. Remember that you can attach files such as images and add emojis, among other aspects.

Write message in Google Messages

Write the content of the message that you are going to program in Google Messages.

Open the SMS sending scheduling function

Once the message is written, you only have to schedule it to finish the task in Google Messages. The programming tool is not in sight, is hidden behind the submit button.

To open the function to schedule the sending of the message, press and hold the send button, in the lower right corner of the terminal screen. You can also recognize it by the icon of the send button and the word "SMS".

Schedule message sending in Google Messages

Press and hold the send button.

Schedule the sending of the message in Google Messages

When you click on the send button, a window will open in which you can configure the sending of the text message for later. You can choose between a predetermined time, for example, “Later today, 6 PM”), or select the specific day and time programming directly on a calendar and on a clock.

After configuring the delivery, you must confirm the choice by clicking on the button "Save". Thus, the information will appear with the date and time of programming just above the content of the message.

To end, click on the send button and the sending of the message will already be programmed in Google Messages for the exact moment that you yourself have chosen.

That's how easy and fast it is to schedule the sending of a text or SMS message in Google Messages to send it later. We remind you that, if you click on the send button and the programming function does not display, it is that you don't have the app update yet.

Don't despair, just wait a few more days to take advantage of this great feature developed by Google for its messaging app. This, along with integrated video calls and voice messages, are the new Google Messages strengths to fight rivals like WhatsApp and Telegram.