**At this time, SMS messages are not supported internationally.**
Sometimes the best way to get in contact with our event participants (speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors) is through text messaging. With Sessionboard, you have the ability to send messages to your event contacts to provide alerts, update, or reminders.
Add mobile numbers to contact records
Navigate to the "People" module and search for a contact's record.
Within the field "Mobile Phone" add the contact's number in which they would like to receive messages to.
How to send messages
Navigate to one of the below modules and select the contacts/rows you would like to send a message to.
NOTE: SMS messages are not able to be sent from the "Sessions" module.
Select the box to the left of the contact/group name and click the "Send" button at the top of the page to select "Send SMS".
Type your message within the text box and select the orange "Review" button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
Within the "Review" tab, you will be able to see messages that will be sent to specific people (this is great if you will be using merge tags) and well as be able to resolve any system issues within individual contacts before the message is sent (i.e. no mobile number attached to the contacts profile).
Once you have reviewed all of the messages, click the orange "Send" button at the bottom of the window.
Below, is an example message that will be received by recipients. At this time, the phone number that the message is sent from can not be changed.
Review SMS Message History
Navigate to "History" within the navigate pane of the left side of your screen.
Within this windor, select the tab "SMS" so see all messages that have been sent by your team.
Full name of the recipient
Phone number for the recipient
Masks all but last 4 digits (e.g. ***********4982)
Displays first 40 characters of the message
When clicked, views full message text
Delivered or Not Delivered
Displays the first and last name of the user who sent the message
Displays the date and time when the message was sent
Format: Month DD, YYYY 12:00 PM TZ