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This feature requires a CommCare Software Plan

This feature (Messaging) is only available to CommCare users with a Standard Plan or higher. For more details, see the CommCare Software Plan page.


  1. Getting Started with Messaging
  2. SMS Basics
  3. Gateway Options for SMS Projects

Starter Applications and Tutorials

  1. Pregnancy Messaging: This application will allow registration of pregnancies and provide reminders when due date are approaching.
  2. Setting up an SMS Information Service: This will guide you through setting up a basic informatoin system over SMS.  


Registering Contacts

Register contacts for use in the system.  There are a number of options for doing this:


Setup SMS KeywordsThis describes how to setup keywords (SMS Services) that users can text into the system to initiate various tasks. 

Create an SMS Survey

Creating an SMS Survey: This page describes how to setup an initial SMS survey.  

Setting Up Reminders

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Setup your project to support multiple languages by adding languages and translating built-in text.

Broadcast Messages

Broadcast Messaging: CommConnect supports sending out timed messages or SMS surveys to groups of users (mobile workers or cases).

Data and Reports

Messaging provides a set of reports and tools to manage your project.

  1. Overview Report: This provides an overall view of the SMS activity of your project, including message breakdowns by type (keyword, reminders, etc.) and by user type (case, mobile worker).  
  2. User Summary Report: This provides a summary of the SMS users for your project, including the average messages per user and the number of active users. 
  3. Data: Information on exporting messaging data and viewing message logs.  

Troubleshooting and Best Practices

  1. Best Practices
  2. Messaging Troubleshooting

Learn More

  1. SMS & GPRS
  2. IVR
  3. Country-Specific



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