If you keep forgetting to put important dates and times into the Calendar app on your Android device, you can send yourself a text message via Google Messages as a small reminder to add that date.Whether it is now or in the future.But why do you want to do this?Let's take a closer look at how to use Messages as a Notes and Reminders app.
Why You Might Want to Text Yourself a Future
Texting yourself is not reserved for egotistical people.It's an effortless way to remind yourself of important details as they pop into your mind.
Personally, I do it all the time.If a game release or season premiere I was interested in sneaked up on me a few months ago, I'd text you the day of the release to check it out so I don't forget about it again.Or, if I spot a nifty project or potential article resource, I text the link and note that it will arrive now or sometime in the future.
The nice thing about using this method is that it's as effortless as texting.And, because Google Messages also supports SMS scheduling, you can schedule text messages to be sent when they are most relevant to you.
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How to send yourself future reminders in Google Messages
If you haven't done so already, set up Google Messaging on your Android phone.Then open the app and follow the steps below:
1. Tap Start Chat.
2. Start typing your name in the "Type a name, phone number, or e..." field.
3. Select your name.
4. Tap the SMS field and enter your message.
5. Long press the SMS icon.
6. Select Pick a date and time.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose when you want to send the message.
8. Once you have selected the date and time, click Save.
9. Tap the SMS icon to schedule your SMS to be sent.
Google's message is like a digital post-it note
But it's even better than that because you never lose it.And when was the last time you saw a post-it note pop up in front of you, reminding you of its existence?I hope never.
Send yourself a gentle reminder to remember it all by using Google's "messages".This only takes a second.Just make sure you send the text to the right person.
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