How to schedule WhatsApp messages

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  • WhatsApp currently does not allow users to schedule messages on the app.
  • You can use third-party apps to schedule WhatsApp messages.
  • Scheduling messages allows you to remember to send birthday and anniversary messages to your friends and family.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps and offers a lot of features for users. However, it is still missing some important aspects — one such example being message scheduling.

While WhatsApp message scheduling is not an official feature, there are third-party apps that allow you to enable this feature. This allows you to schedule messages and send them after some time if you wish to avoid someone at a particular time or do not wish to send the message immediately.


If you do not remember birthdays and anniversaries, spending a few minutes to schedule messages on WhatsApp won’t get you in trouble for forgetting someone’s special day.
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How to schedule WhatsApp messages

To schedule messages on WhatsApp, you need to download a third-party app.

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  • Download SKEDit Scheduling App from the Google Play Store.
  • You can sign up using Facebook or by creating an account.
  • If you want to create an account, click on ‘Create account’.
  • Enter your name, email and password — then click on ‘Create account’.
  • Click on ‘Send verification code’ to verify your email address.
  • Enter the code received in your inbox and click on ‘Verify Email’.
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  • On the ‘Add services’ page, click on WhatsApp.
  • Now, you will have to enable accessibility permissions for SKEDit.
  • Click on ‘Enable Accessibility’, look for the SKEDit app and click on ‘Use service’.
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  • Now, select the participant on Whatsapp for whom you wish to schedule the message and type it in.
  • Select the date and time for when you want to send the message.
  • Enable ‘Ask me before sending’ and click on the tick mark at the top right corner.
  • On the day the message is to be sent, you will receive a notification that will allow you to either send the message, edit the message or dismiss the message.
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