Compose Text Message

Trigger a text message on the user's device.

The Compose SMS action allows you to trigger a new text message when the item is tapped.

The Compose SMS action can be used as an action in the components of your app (like ButtonsCollections, and much more), or it can be triggered along with other actions as part of a Custom Action.

Setting up the Compose Text Message Action

In the Layout Editor

  1. Click on the plus (+) sign in the Components panel and select the Contact or Button component.

  2. In the General tab on the right side of the Layout Editor, navigate to the Actions section and select Compose SMS.

  3. Select the icon and descriptive text to use in your app.

  4. Choose the values to add to the draft SMS. Each field can be filled in with a custom static value, or with dynamic values from a column in your data. The fields you can add values to are:

    • Phone number: The number you want to send the SMS to.

    • Message: The body text of the SMS.

  5. You can optionally add Conditions for certain criteria to be met before a user can trigger this action.

If you select the contact component, Glide will automatically display options to dial a phone number, compose SMS, and compose email. To delete any of these options that you don’t need, click on the action and then click on the delete icon.

In the Action Editor

  1. Select the + New Action button. If you have existing actions, click on the plus (+) sign in the left panel.

  2. Select the data source for your action.

  3. Configure your first action by clicking the first action in the sequence. You can also add Conditions to your actions, if needed.

  4. To add new actions to the flow, hover just underneath an action and click the plus button. In this way you can add the Compose SMS action as just one step in a larger workflow.

Check the Introduction to Actions page for a full list of components that can be used to trigger actions.

Have a question about Compose Text Message? Ask the Glide community.

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