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When later comes, you might well have forgotten what you were going to say, who you were going to say it to, and why you were going to say what you wanted to say.
That can be frustrating (at best).
Or, maybe you wanted to send yourself a reminder to do something at a specific time and you don't want to set an annoying alarm that could interrupt meetings, sleeping babies, or just your sense of peace.
Either way, knowing how to schedule the sending of text messages in Android can come in very handy. Let me show you how easy this is to accomplish.
How to schedule text message sending
What you'll need: The only things you'll need to make this work are an Android device with a data plan (for the sending of texts). The feature is found in Android Messages, which is pre-installed on all Android phones, so there are no apps to install. It's all there, ready to go.
1. Unlock your phone and open Messages
The first thing to do is unlock your Android phone and open the Messages app.
2. Start a chat
For this, you can either create a new chat (by tapping the Start chat button) or open a pre-existing chat. If you create a new chat, you'll then select the recipient as you normally would.
3. Type your message
On the resulting window, type the message you want to send.
4. Open the scheduler
After you've completed typing the message, long press the Send button (right-pointing arrow at the bottom right of the screen).
Tap the Send button and your text is scheduled to be sent. It will appear in the chat timeline with a special Schedule icon.
And that's all there is to scheduling text message sending in Android. You can use this to either schedule a message to a friend or family member or even to send yourself reminders, without having to rely on an awkward (and sometimes jarring) alarm. I use this feature regularly to ensure I don't miss or forget something when a noisy alarm won't do.