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CommCare Messaging lets you send scheduled or immediate messages to a group of recipients (either a set of Mobile Worker Groups or Case Groups).  

What makes Broadcast messages different than reminders or keywords?

Broadcast messages are simple reminders, and do not use case properties as triggers. 

To send messages in bulk, click on Messaging > Broadcast Messages

When are Broadcast messages useful?

To set-up and schedule simple messages. 

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Creating a New Broadcast

Click on the + New Broadcast button 


Set-up the key information 

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    1. If sending an SMS message to a case group, you can specify case properties using {case.case_property}.  For example, you may send the message "Thank you participating in this survey.  Please contact {case.correspondent} if you have any questions."
    2. If sending an SMS survey to a mobile worker group, the selected survey cannot update or close cases.  The broadcast will fail to send if this is selected. 

Resending a Broadcast

If a broadcast message has been sent, it will appear in the Previously Sent list.  To resend it, click on the Copy button.  This will create a copy of the reminder that you can edit and schedule again to send. 

 

Review Scheduled Broadcast Messages

After you create a Broadcast Message, go to the Reminder Calendar to see the upcoming planned messages.

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