WhatsApp tips and tricks: How to schedule messages - yes, you can, but you got to do this first
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. A user base of over two billion is a testament to this claim. Now, WhatsApp offers many features to its users that are aimed at making chats on its platform simpler and swifter. For instance, users can make their messages disappear after a specified period of time. Similarly, another feature called playback speed, enables users to listen to audio messages at a greater speed. The list goes on and on and on. But one thing that users CAN'T do is, schedule WhatsApp messages.
So, if you have to wish a friend on his birthday at 12AM and you're too tired to stay awake, there's no way you can schedule for delivery in the middle of the night like you would do in case of an email that you can send on Gmail (yes, you can schedule your emails).
Sadly, such a feature is not in the making at WhatsApp. None of the reports so far have hinted about such a feature being in the works either. However, fortunately, there is a way around it, but you got to do something. You have to take the help of third-parties and this is not always a good thing and is not normally recommended.
A number of third-party apps give WhatsApp users the ability to schedule their messages. In case you are looking for such a solution, here's your way out:
How to schedule messages on Whatsapp:
Step 1: Open Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Download and install SKEDit on your smartphone.
Step 3: Open SKEDit and sign in.
Step 4: Now tap on the WhatsApp option in the main menu.
Step 5: Now you have to grant it permissions. Tap on Enable Accessibility option, then tap on SKEDit option. Now, toggle the Use Service button and tap on Allow button.
Step 6: Back to the app, select the recipient, add your message, set scheduled date and time.
Step 7: Toggle the ‘Ask me before sending' button on.
Step 8: Tap on the tick icon and your message will be scheduled.
Step 9: When the scheduled time arrives, the app will send you a notification asking you to complete the action. You can tap on the Send button to send the message. You can also edit it before sending it.
And, hey presto, you just learnt how to schedule messages on Whatsapp!