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WhatsApp Scheduler: How To Schedule WhatsApp Messages?

Thawnee Soares    5/31/22

As a business owner, you may desire to schedule payment reminders on the last day of subscriptions or cart reminders to your customers’ WhatsApp. Alternatively, you may wish to send greeting messages to all your new customers or subscribers.

For business owners like yourself, scheduling WhatsApp messages is crucial as it enhances engagement and boosts sales. Whether you utilize WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business, you can easily accomplish this in a few simple steps.

Now, let’s delve into the process of scheduling WhatsApp messages on each WhatsApp platform. Are you ready to begin?

How To Schedule WhatsApp messages on Android?

Scheduling WhatsApp messages on Android can save time, improve communication, reduce errors, and provide marketing benefits for businesses. It is a convenient feature that can help you stay organized and keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues more effectively.

1. Download the WhatsApp Message Scheduler SKEDit app from the Play store. Grant accessibility access from Settings.

2. Open the app & pick a WhatsApp contact or group. Then select the time & date. Next, type the message you want to schedule and click the clip icon to add an attachment.

3. If you want, you can repeat the message to be sent at different time intervals.

4. Tap the ”Schedule” button on the top right corner to schedule the WhatsApp message. You can also turn on “Ask me before sending” to check the message before it goes out.

5. SKEDit will notify you once the scheduled message is successfully sent.

Note: With SKEDit, you cannot schedule multiple messages simultaneously.

Now let’s move on to the second part of the article.

How To Schedule WhatsApp messages on iPhone?

As Apple claims to care a lot about user privacy, scheduling WhatsApp messages on iPhone & iOS devices is more challenging than on Android. However, Siri shortcuts allow you to schedule messages on WhatsApp.

1. Search & install the Shortcuts app from the App Store.

2. Choose Automation from the bottom row after opening the app.

3. Tap on the ‘+’ icon on the top right corner & tap “create personal automation”.

4. Now, pick a time & date and tap on ”next”.

5. After that, tap “add action”, &  search ”text” in the search bar. From the results, select “text”.

6. Add the desired WhatsApp message in the text field.

7. After typing the message, tap the ”+” icon—type “WhatsApp” in the search bar on the pop-up.

8. As the dropdown appears, select “Send Message Through WhatsApp”. Next, select the contact whomsoever you wish to schedule that WhatsApp message & then toggle to Next.

9. You will get a notification from the Shortcuts app at the scheduled time.

10. Once you click the notification, it will open your WhatsApp account with the message ready to be sent to the recipient. All you have to do is click send. With most of us using WhatsApp on our mobile devices, you might wonder if there’s a way to schedule messages through WhatsApp Web. Well, SURPRISE!! There’s a way to do that.

How To Schedule WhatsApp Messages On WhatsApp Web?

You can easily schedule WhatsApp messages on the WhatsApp web using the Blueticks extension for Google Chrome.

1. Install Blueticks from Chrome Web Store and open up WhatsApp Web on the Google Chrome browser.

2. Select & open a chat, contact, or group that you want to schedule a message on WhatsApp and click the icon next to the send button.

3. In the new window, type the message you want to send, and select the date & time. Once everything is ready, click the schedule send.

4. Now, you see the message you want to send is scheduled and ready.

Now that we’ve explored options for scheduling messages using WhatsApp. Ready to move on to WhatsApp Business?

How To Schedule WhatsApp messages on the Business App?

Unfortunately, you can only schedule auto-reply away messages on the WhatsApp Business app. Here’s how you can do it.

1. Open the WhatsApp Business app on your Android or iPhone mobile device.

2. Tap & go to the ”Settings”. Select ”Business Tools”.

3. Tap on ”Away Message” and turn the toggle on ”Send away message”. Here, select the pencil icon next to “Away Message”.

4. Type in the WhatsApp message in the text field. Once done, click “ok”.

5. Choose how you’d like to schedule the message and tap ”Schedule”. You can pick a custom schedule based on the working hours of your business.

That’s all, and now you’re away messages are scheduled on your WhatsApp Business app.

But let’s face it; there isn’t a way to schedule important messages on WhatsApp Business App. You may want to schedule a WhatsApp welcome message when a user joins your platform or a WhatsApp reminder when someone needs to remember to attend the event. So what can we do about it?

How To Schedule WhatsApp messages Using WhatsApp Business API?

If you want to learn all about WhatsApp API, follow A Complete Guide On WhatsApp Business API.

Now, let’s understand how to schedule WhatsApp Messages using WhatsApp API on Wati.

Note: These steps will be very similar for all the BSPs. some features may vary based on the features provided by other BSPs. On Cloud API, all these features are available. You simply need to integrate them with your systems.

Schedule WhatsApp Messages Broadcast Using WhatsApp API

You can schedule bulk WhatsApp messages from your WhatsApp Business account to up to 100K recipients (based on your tier) in a single broadcast campaign.

You simply need to use Wati’s broadcast feature to launch or schedule a bulk WhatsApp message campaign.

1. On the Wati Dashboard, navigate to the ‘Broadcasts’ tab.

2. Click on the ‘New Broadcast’ button on the top-right side.

3. Add the broadcast name, choose the template and choose the time when you want to send the message. Click on ‘Next‘.

Step 4: Choose from a list of your contacts or upload your list of contacts. Click on ‘Add Broadcast’.

Note: You can upload your contacts or you can import them directly from your CRM.

Step 5: Set the date & time and launch the campaign.

Read A Complete Guide On WhatsApp broadcast or watch the video above to learn all about the WhatsApp broadcast campaigns using Wati.

Schedule WhatsApp Messages From Google Sheets with Wati

To schedule WhatsApp messages from Google Sheets using Wati, you need to follow these steps:

1. Sign up for a Wati account and create a bot for WhatsApp.

2. In Google Sheets, create a new sheet with the following column headers: “Name,” “Phone Number,” “Message,” and “Schedule.”

3. Enter the recipient’s name, phone number, message, and schedule date/time in the corresponding columns.

4. Install the Wati add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

5. Open the Wati add-on and connect it with your WhatsApp Business account.

6. Select the sheet with your data and map the columns to the corresponding fields in Wati.

7. Set up the message format, including variables and tags, if applicable.

8. Choose the column containing the schedule date/time, select the date and time format, and click “Schedule.”

9. The Wati add-on will send the messages automatically at the scheduled time.

Scheduling WhatsApp messages from Google Sheets using Wati can help you save time and streamline your messaging process. It is particularly useful for businesses that need to send messages to multiple recipients at specific times. By automating the messaging process, you can focus on other important tasks and improve your productivity.

Schedule Cart Reminders, Order Updates using Wati’s Shopify & WooCommerce Plugin

If you’re an e-commerce store owner, you can use Wati’s e-commerce plugins for Shopify & WooCommerce WhatsApp integration to schedule or update essential order updates, COD notifications, cart reminders, and delivery updates on WhatsApp.

All these integrations will help you schedule WhatsApp messages whenever an event occurs in your databases such as a new entry, delivery update, status update, or purchase reminders.

You can automate essential business messages & schedule promotional offers on WhatsApp with all these features provided by Wati.

You can also call Wati’s APIs to schedule & send WhatsApp Business messages from your system.

Here’s how you can schedule WhatsApp messages on different WhatsApp platforms. If you still have questions, feel free to join a demo with our team.


To solve this problem, META (formerly known as Facebook) launched the WhatsApp Business API platform. As a result, SMEs & large businesses can now schedule communications with automated replies, WhatsApp chatbots & interactive messages, and much more.

WhatsApp Business API solutions like Wati allow you to send & schedule WhatsApp messages on an enormous scale. Moreover, you can send WhatsApp messages directly from your CRM or database using WhatsApp APIs.

Now that we’ve got your attention, if you’re curious about how this will help your business, you can join our group demo sessions to learn more.

Our Wati experts also hold a live Q&A session at the end of the demo to answer your queries. See you on the bright side 🙂