Schedule SMS and posts on Facebook, Twitter or Google Mails with Schemes for Android

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 26, 2013
Updated • Nov 26, 2013
Apps, Google Android

Most mobile phones and web apps do not come with options to schedule posts or messages. If you want to schedule a SMS for a later date, for example to make sure you congratulate someone on the day of his birthday, you cannot do so with the default messaging apps.

The very same thing is true for messages that you post to social networking sites. There are other reasons why you may want to schedule posts or SMS besides making sure that you do not forget someone's birthday or other important events.

Say you do not have an Internet connection at the time but want to prepare posts so that they get posted at a later point in time. Or, you have time at your hand right now to post messages but want to post them at a later point in time when you may not have enough to do so. So, write New Year's Eve SMS wishes in advanced to make sure they arrive on time without you having to write them after the clock strikes midnight.

Or, post a new message to your businesses' social media accounts at the time they reach the largest audience.

Schemes - Scheduled Networking

Schemes is a free application for Google Android versions 2.3 and up that enables you to schedule SMS or posts to Facebook or Twitter, or emails via Google Mail.

What this means is that you can write the messages at any time and configure them to be published when the time is right for that.

You may connect your social networking accounts if you plan to schedule posts uses Schemes, or may skip the step to only schedule SMS messages instead.

The main area displays all pending messages by default, so that you see on first glance what is going to be published soon. You can use the menu on the left to filter messages by service, which can come in handy if you have a lot of them scheduled.

You can create a new message with a tap on the message icon in the upper right corner.

When you do so, you get to the compose screen where you can select the type of message (SMS, email or a social network), the recipient,  the time and date, and of course the actual message. What is interesting is that you can tick more than one network box to post to more than a single service at once, and that you cannot enter a recipient field when you want to post on Facebook, as you will always post a status update on the site.

Pro Version Info: A Pro version of Schemes is available. It adds several features to the application, including options to send images as attachments, repeat messages that you have already created, or to change the theme of the application. The Pro key is available for €0.99

As long as messages are scheduled, you can cancel them without any negative impact.


Schemes is a useful message scheduler for the four supported network types. If you use those regularly and want to be able to schedule posts from your Android mobile, then you will be very pleased with the app.

While it has its shortcomings, like no option to send messages to individual Facebook users, it is for the most part a well designed straightforward app that should not pose any troubles to you.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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