Creating Broadcasts

Send text messages to a large number of people in a short time.

How do I send Broadcasts?

To get started, navigate to the “Broadcasts” tab in the main dashboard and click on either “Create Broadcast” button to get started.

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1. Draft a Message

Type out a message and insert variables to further personalize your broadcast. Broadcasts are counted in segments. The “Estimated Cost” will tell you approximately how many segments your broadcast will be, based on the character count. Note: it does not take into account the character count of variables you might use.

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Send Now: Have your Broadcast sent immediately upon confirmation - however, please note that your entire audience will not receive the message instantaneously as broadcasts will send one at a time (ie. some recipients will receive the message later than others).

Schedule Date and Time: Set your Broadcast to send at a later date and time - please note all times shown are in your computer’s time zone at the time of scheduling.


2. Select Audience

Once you have drafted and scheduled your Broadcast message, the next step is to select the audience this broadcast will be sent to.

There are six methods for selecting your contacts.

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3. Review Broadcast

The final step is to confirm the details of your broadcast! In this step, you still have the option to edit the name and message of your broadcast.

Note: Once messages are sent out, they cannot be unsent.

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  • Can I use Avochato to send Group Texts? No, at this time Avochato can only send and receive messages 1-to-1. Avochato’s broadcasting feature allows you to send the same message to large groups of people.
  • How are conversation statuses tracked within the inbox? Conversations originating from a Broadcast begin life as "Closed". This default behavior prevents inboxes from being flooded with outbound-only conversations.
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