How to Schedule WhatsApp Messages on Android

WhatsApp has replaced traditional text messages for most of the smartphone users around the world. Why not, WhatsApp is a more secure, reliable, easy to use, feature rich and cost effective service. There is one feature that is missing from WhatsApp, though, that puts it one step behind traditional messaging. The feature I’m talking about is the ability to schedule your messages. While many OEMs allow you to schedule text messages locally (like Samsung and LG), WhatsApp does not have such a feature. I know most people don’t use the message scheduling feature, however, this is an important feature for many users, including me. However, although you cannot schedule messages locally in WhatsApp, there is a workaround you can use if you want to use this feature. So, if you are someone who is looking for a way to schedule WhatsApp messages, here is how to do it.

Schedule WhatsApp Messages Using Third-Party Apps

As I mentioned earlier, WhatsApp does not natively allow you to schedule messages in its service, so we will have to use third-party apps on Android to do this. Third-party apps will not replace your primary WhatsApp app, they will only act as add-ons.

SQEDit Planning App

There are only a few apps on the Play Store that can help you schedule messages on WhatsApp, and frankly, most of them are pretty bad. I have installed and used most of them and found this to be the best of the bunch. Besides scheduling WhatsApp messages, SQEDit it also allows you to schedule emails, regular text messages, Facebook posts and calls. The application is very easy to install and use. It will be one of the easiest tutorials for you to follow.

1. Download the free app from: game store and then start it. On the home page of the application, Tap on the WhatsApp icon and then grant the necessary permissions. SQEDit needs accessibility permissions to automate and schedule messages on WhatsApp.

2. If you missed the popup asking for permission, don’t worry, you can do it manually. just go Settings->Advanced->Accessibility. Here, find SQEDit and tap on it, then allow.

SQDeit-step 3

4. Restart the app after completing the permissions and Tap the WhatsApp icon. you can here schedule your messages by selecting the contact and the date and time. You can even add an attachment by tapping the attachment button.

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Step 4

5. Here you can also choose to send the message automatically or manually. if you enable “Send Manually” button (enabled by default), you will receive a notification for authorization at the scheduled time. Conversely, if you disable the button, the app will automatically send the message without asking for permission. When you’re done, press the “PROGRAM” button on the top right Corner to plan your message

Enter SQEDStep 5

But one thing to remember here is that due to Android’s security restrictions, app can’t send message automatically when your phone is locked. This is because Android does not allow the app to bypass the lock screen. Your phone must be unlocked to automatically send the message. If your phone is locked, the app will send you a notification to unlock the phone at the scheduled time. The message is sent automatically as soon as you unlock the phone. I know this solution is not optimal, but it’s all we have right now.

note: If you want the app to send messages even when your device is locked, you need to give your device root access.

Also, I’ve tried almost all the apps that claim to let you schedule WhatsApp messages but unfortunately most of them don’t work and some of them just seem to be software software. However, we will update the article if there is a new app in the Play Store that works better than the SQEDit Scheduling App.

SEE ALSO: How to Schedule Text Messages on iPhone

Schedule WhatsApp Messages on Android

The ability to schedule WhatsApp messages is a very important feature for me as it takes the stress out of remembering everything. If you think about it, it’s just a form of automation and when used effectively it can reduce your workload. While the current method for scheduling WhatsApp messages has one major drawback, we have no choice. Frankly, I wish WhatsApp would natively support this feature, but until that happens, SQEDit is the best option out there. If your device is rooted you can fully understand its usage, but even without root it is better than having nothing. Do you feel the same? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.