Activity Messenger makes it easy to import recipients from a CSV file. You can either type in your comma separated values manually, paste them from another application or upload a file.
CSV stands for Comma Separated Values. It is a text format often used with tabular data and is supported by all major applications like Excel. If you are importing thousands of contacts or participants, we suggest you upload the file.
To get started, create a new list and choose "Type in CSV". Once your list is created you will be presented with a screen consisting of a panel and a table. The left panel contains a text box to paste or type in the CSV data. The table shows the recipients of your messages.
To get started, create a new list and choose "Upload a CSV file". Once your list is created, you will be able to upload your CSV file.
After you upload your CSV file, you will be shown a table with the uploaded data. Activity Messenger will ask you which columns to use for the contact name, mobile phone number and email. You can even use two columns for the contact name (first name and last name). Click Save to import recipients.
The first row must be the column header. Each column header should be separated by a comma. Activity Messenger will import 3 columns: name, mobile and email. Other columns may be specified but will be ignored.
Columns are all optional. You should at least have either mobile or email. Column name is useful for you to identify who the person is.
Note that you may use a mix of upper or lower case. For example "name", "Name" or "NAME" are equivalent.
Subsequent rows are considered to be recipients. There should only be one person per row. Values should also respect the column order you have specified in the column header. If you are missing a value, simply put in a space or no value at all.
Activity Messenger will parse emails and phone numbers removing white spaces and formatting phone numbers. Activity Messenger will also validate emails and phone numbers. Invalid emails or phone numbers will be highlighted in orange. When neither a valid phone number or a valid email is found, the entire row will be marked in red. Activity Messenger will not import invalid rows.
Click on Save to save the CSV and list of recipients. You can come back later to modify your list.
From here, you can click on the New Message button to send an SMS and/or email to the list of recipients you have imported.
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