Send a Test Message from Broadcast News

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We've recently made the difficult decision to discontinue the Broadcast News email and text services. To learn why and what to expect, please read more here.

If you're new to using the Broadcast News Quick Message feature, start by checking out this helpful guide:

Getting Started with Broadcast News

Once you are familiar with Broadcast News and you are ready to send a test Quick Message email, follow these steps.

1. Create a Test Group

  • Make a group that includes the recipients you want to receive the test message. If you're unsure how to set up a group, learn how to do so here.
  • Set the group to private to ensure it's not visible to others in your directory.

2. Send the Test Email

  • Under Broadcast News, draft a Quick Email message.

Consider adding "Test" or a similar word at the beginning of the email subject. This helps you differentiate between test messages and real ones. Before you send the live message, you can remove the word “Test”.

  • Under Select Contacts, choose the test group you created as the recipient.
  • Schedule and send the test message for immediate delivery.

3. Evaluate and Send

  • If you're satisfied with the test email, look under the Sent tab and click the make a copy icon on the right.
  • In the pop-up modal, change the subject of the email if you wish.
  • Find the message under the Drafts tab.
  • Schedule and send the message as you normally would to your contacts.

4. Making Changes

  • If you're not happy with the test email, under the Sent tab, make a copy of it.
  • Edit the message as needed and either send another test to your test group or schedule and send it to your contacts.

You’re done! By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your messages are tested and perfected before reaching your intended audience.

Sending a “Test” Optional Text Message

If you're new to using Optional Text Messaging, start by checking out this helpful guide:

Getting Started with Broadcast News

To send a test text message before sending it to all your contacts or specific groups, please follow the steps above for sending a test Quick Email Message.

Once you have sent your test to your test group and are ready to send a live message, you will need to create a new text message under Drafts. Then, copy & paste the text you want to send from your test message.

Text messages sent to a test group will be deducted from your credits.

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