How to Add Contacts to Text Message List (Add a Name) - 2023

November 4, 2023 (Updated) | By Sam Pelton
How to Add Contacts to Text Message List (Add a Name) - 2023

How to Add Contacts to Text Message via SMS System

  1. Text to Join

One of the most popular ways to add contacts to your SMS list is to ask people to join by texting in. All they need to do is send a text to a particular number and they’ll be automatically added to your SMS platform.

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  1. Import Spreadsheet

Loading hundreds or thousands of contacts into an SMS platform manually would take forever. That's why we created an Import Spreadsheet feature. Simply format your spreadsheet using our template, upload it to the Mobile Text Alerts platform, and you're all set!

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  1. QR Code Opt In

People can quickly scan your SMS QR code with their mobile phone and opt in immediately wherever they are. There are no phone numbers or keywords to remember, no webpages to navigate to, and no spreadsheets to upload when you use this method. Post your QR code on your door, at the jobsite, near the register, or on your web page in order to collect a high number of subscribers.

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  1. Sign Up Page

People can sign themselves up for your text alerts by going to a free online sign-up page that comes with your account. You can cutomize which information you collect for your sign-up page in your Mobile Text Alerts account.

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  1. Integrations

Connect your favorite app to Mobile Text Alerts and automatically sync your contact lists. That way your texts are always going to the right people. Mobile Text Alerts integrates with Zoom, Shopify, Hubspot, and over 2,000 apps through Zapier.

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  1. Manual Entry

You can add contacts manually by clicking the "Add" button on the Contacts tab in the Mobile Text Alerts platform. This method is simple and easy to use.

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How to Add Contacts to Text Message via iPhone or Android

If you’re just trying to send a text message from your smartphone, you can add people into your contact database from your phone’s “Contacts” app. Just open the app and tap the + icon to create the contact.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can add contacts to an existing group iMessage thread. Just go into the messaging thread and tap where it shows the number of recipients involved in the thread. Tap again on the new screen that again shows the number of recipients, and tap “Add Contact” to add a new contact to the thread.

(Note that adding new contacts to an existing messaging thread only works on threads involving other people who are using iMessage.)

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