Send in Bulk
Send in Bulk is one of the three scheduling features Porfolio has. This allows you to schedule messages up to 31 days and up to 12 messages per day. Times are automatically assigned for each message using a time range you select. Compose message boxes are organized by days, each containing the messages per day you specified. A day navigation with “Previous” and “Next” buttons allows you to navigate between days.
After selecting number of days a new box will appear asking you to select the messages per day. Click on the messages per day dropdown and select the total number of messages you want to send each day.
Note that the total number of messages generated are calculated using the following formula:
Number of days x Messages per day = Total messages
Refer to the table below to know how many total messages are calculated for each selection.
After selecting the start day the last step is to select a range of times to send those messages. First select the start time (e.g 8:00 AM) and then select the End time (e.g 3:40 AM). A random time will be assigned to each message box using that range (in this example it will be from 8:00 AM to 3:40 PM).
Porfolio has generated the appropriate compose boxes according to your previous selection. Now all you need to do is fill all compose message boxes with content you like (photos, links or text). You can drag-drop from your Snippets groups, use the auto populate feature (strongly recommended for Send in Bulk schedules) or use a template.
How are days organized in Send in Bulk?
Each day will show you the messages per day selected. For example if you selected 3 messages per day then each day will show you 3 messages.
How to navigate between days in Send in Bulk?
To navigate to a different day click on the left and right arrows in the footer or click the desired day you want to navigate to.
Click on the social network icon and look for the folder where you have the social networks you want to schedule message to. Drag-drop the social network you want into the social network box.
After you drop the social network in the box it will appear with the appropriate social network icon, profile picture and username. If you don’t want to send or schedule to that social network simply click the X icon on the top right side of the social network account to remove it. You can also drag-drop an entire group into the social networks box. When you do all social networks inside that group will be added to the list of social networks to send or schedule messages. This is useful when you want to send the same messages to multiple social networks at once.
- You must fill all compose message boxes before scheduling. Message boxes cannot be left empty.
- Don’t duplicate your messages. If you write the exact same message (duplicate) in more than one compose message box it will not allow you to schedule it. Sending duplicates is considered SPAMMING by social networks and can get your account banned.
- If one of your messages goes over the character limit of Facebook or Twitter the message will not be scheduled. Each compose message box has a character counter to help you out with this.