Creating or Editing a Text Message

Christy Cook Updated by Christy Cook

Create a text message

There are two ways to create new text messages, also called SMS for Short Message Service or MMS for Multimedia Message Service: (1) from within a Campaign (2) from the Text Messages page.

From the Text Messages page

You can navigate to your text messages page by click on the SMS button on the homepage or from the home navigation menu Content > Text Messages

  1. From the all text messages page, click on t
    he hamburger menu (3 lines) in the top left and select +Crea
    te. To navigate to all of your text messages you can either
  • Click on the SMS button from the main homepage to navigate to a list of all of your text messages.

or

  • From the top Navigation Bar select Content > Text Messages

When the editor opens select the campaign this text message will be used in or create a new campaign.

  1. Create a new text message from within a campaign. From the Assets tab, click on + Add Asset and you will be given a list of diffrent types of assets. Choose Add A Text Message

Next, enter a Name and Message content for the text message. The Name is only used internally within DailyStory and seen by you. As you type your content you'll see a preview of what your text message will look like.

Create Text Message
The recommended message length is 160 characters. Exceeding this length increases the number of segments and increases the cost (number of "credits") to send it. Please see Understanding Text Messaging costs.

As you type your message, you will also see helpful information under your message update with the number of characters and credits required.

To attach an image, you can enter the URL of an image hosted elsewhere or click on the Select button to choose from your File Manager in DailyStory or import from another location. When you add an image it's called an MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) and requires more credits.

For optimal delivery, we recommend not sending large images and ideally keeping them to no wider than 800 pixels.

Within the message of your text message, you can also use Personalization, emoji's and enter links. For short cuts click on the smiley face icon and select any of the following. You can also paste in your own emjoi's.

When "Track Clicks" is selected, DailyStory will automatically shorten any webslite link included in your message and give it a unique link ID for reporting and tracking.

Finally, save the text message.

Once the text message is saved you can check it's Deliverability Score and also schedule when and to whom the text message is sent to. The text message is also now available to add to a campaign's autopilot automations.

Edit a text message

To edit a text message, navigate to Content > Text Messages and click on the text message to edit.

All Text Messages

This will open the same window you used to create a new text message. Make your edits and click on Save or Save and Close.

If you are wanting to send the message again or a new similar message, you need to COPY the message, rename it and reschedule it. Our system will not allow you to send the same message twice.

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Understanding Text Messaging Costs

Sending a Test Text Message

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