The WhatsApp Web does not have a native resource to schedule messages, but with the aid of an extension for Google Chrome, you can mark the exact day and time for the platform to send an important message. Below, I’ll show you how to do this in a few minutes.
How to install the extension
The extension we will use is called “Blueticks”. It’s free, but if you want to schedule more than two messages, you’ll have to subscribe to a premium plan.
In addition to allowing the user to schedule the date and time, the plugin also provides a recurring sending option. With this, you can share the same text on different days.
It can be downloaded quickly from the Chrome Web Store. Follow the instructions below and learn how:
- Open your browser and go to chrome.google.com/webstore;
- Type “Blueticks” in the search bar positioned in the upper left corner;
- Click on the first option;
- Click “Use in Chrome” and then “Add Extension”.
How to schedule messages on WhatsApp Web
- Open your browser and go to web.whatsapp.com;
- Log in to the platform by scanning the QR Code — just open the app, tap “WhatsApp Web”, then “Connect a device” and point the camera at the PC screen;
- When the page loads, join the conversation you want to schedule a message;
- In the typing area, click the clock icon next to the record audio button;
- Set the day, time and type a message — check the box “Custom recurrence” if you want the submission to be recurring or select the option “Cancel when a message is received” for a single submission;
- Once that’s done, click on the “Schedule Send” button.
From this moment on, the scheduled message will be shown in the chat. But calm down, it will only reach the recipient at the scheduled time. If you want to edit it, just click on the pencil icon.
It is important to note that this plugin has a limitation: it does not work if WhatsApp Web is closed. In other words, you must be connected for the message to reach the chosen contact.