Send broadcasts automatically on a date & time of your choosing.
Whether you like to bulk-schedule emails in advance, or simply don't want to let yourself forget to send an important message, this feature allows you to set it & forget it!
Let's set it up.
1. Create your broadcast as normal
Scheduling takes place on the last page of the broadcast creation process — the 'Preview' page — so you can return to this tutorial once you're at that point. (Just don't send it yet!)
NOTE: We have a separate tutorial on creating a broadcast here.
2. On the 'Preview' page, click the pencil icon next to 'Send immediately'
You should now be on the 'Preview' page, which will look something like this:
To schedule your broadcast for a future date and time click the pencil icon next to 'Send immediately' in the Email Settings sidebar on the right:
3. Select your desired date & time from the calendar widget
Clicking 'schedule' will open a calendar widget where you can select the date, followed by the time, that you want this broadcast to go out:
Once your date & time has been selected, you can click the pencil icon again to change the scheduled time, or to unschedule the broadcast.
4. Click 'Send Broadcast'
Go ahead and click that send button! After that, it'll show up in your account's broadcasts list indicating the date & time that it has been queued for.
That's it! That broadcast is now queued and ready to go.
How to edit a scheduled broadcast
Want to make a change to the content? Adjust the scheduled date and time? You still can!
In order to edit a scheduled broadcast, you'll need to unschedule it first. Simply click the 'Unschedule' button for it from the broadcasts list, which will revert that broadcast to a draft.
From there, make any changes you'd like to the draft and then re-schedule it at the end, following the same steps as before.