There are several way to broadcast messages to your audience. You can schedule your messages, autopost them from external sources, send your messages manually right away or send them as follow-up sequences – all of these can be found in the Broadcast tab in your Chatfuel dashboard.
You can broadcast messages with text cards, image cards, galleries and plugins.
Deliver your message now
This feature allows you to instantly reach your users after you’ve composed a message for them, which comes in handy when you have an urgent update to share.
It is possible to either reach all of your users at once, or set up User filter so that only certain groups of your audience will get the message.
Once the message is composed and everything is set up, make sure to click the red Send button to deliver the message.
Schedule for later
This is a feature to use when you want to delay your message or plan for messages to be delivered on specific dates and time. You can also:
- determine which timezone will be used when sending the message (user’s or bot’s)
- make the broadcast recurrent by defining your preference in the Repeat dropdown menu.
Autopost from external source
This feature allows you to select any external source – social network, some of Google services, RSS feed – and automatically send its content to your users as soon as the source updates.
Here’s a list of sources available in the plugin section
Note that for IFTTT and Zapier integrations, you’ll need to sign up for the services first.