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titleThis feature requires a CommCare Software Plan

This feature, along with all inbound SMS capabilities, is only available to CommCare users with a Advanced Plan or higher. For more details, see the CommCare Software Plan page.

This tutorial will introduce keywords.  Keywords are used in Messaging to allow users to report data or request information from CommCareHQ. They do this by sending a special word in an SMS to a gateway connected to CommCareHQ.  This tutorial will build a basic daily activity reporting system.  Users will be able to report the number of houses they visited and participants they counselled on a daily basis. Supervisors will be notified if a given user does not report on their activity in a given data.   We'll also have a keyword that allows a user to request help from their supervisor, which will send the supervisor an SMS messages stating that the user has requested help.