Sending and Receiving Text Messages

With the Two-Way Texting add-on, you can send unlimited text messages to your clients. If your subscription does not include the add-on, you can still use the Messages screen to view all client message history and send up to 5 free text messages per month. Learn more about navigating the Messages screen.

Managing your phone number

As part of the release of Two-Way Texting, your business now has one dedicated phone number that clients can use to text you. Any text messages sent to clients, either automated or by a staff member, will also come from this dedicated phone number.

To see your assigned phone number, go to Settings > Business Setup > Phone Numbers. If needed, you can change your phone number by selecting Change number from the "..." menu.

Sending text messages

You can send text messages to clients from the following three locations:

The Messages screen:

Client details:

Appointment details:

To send a text message from the Messages screen, select an existing conversation, or click the pencil icon and search for the client by name or phone number. You can also enter a new phone number that is currently not on your client list.

Once a conversation is resolved, you can close it if it no longer requires a response from a staff member. To close a conversation, select Send and close or Close.

Note: Open conversations that are inactive for 3 days will be closed automatically. You can adjust this time window in Settings > Automated Messages > Advanced Settings > Auto-Close Inactive Conversations.

If a text message fails to send to a client, a note is displayed under the message.

Receiving text messages

When your business receives a text message from a client, the conversation is marked as Open, and the Messages tab displays a badge. Learn more about the Messages badge.

You can also receive a push notification from the Mangomint app on your mobile device when a new message is received. To enable the push notification, go to Settings > Staff Members > Notifications. Make sure the latest version of the Mangomint app is downloaded, you are logged in to your account, and notifications are enabled on your mobile device. Notifications will only be sent when permission to access the Messages screen is enabled. Learn more about staff member permissions for messages.

If a text message is received from a phone number that is not yet in your system, you can easily create a client profile from the Messages screen by entering the client details.

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