In this guide, you'll learn how to easily send Blasts to your contact list in your Hype dashboard via SMS, email, or both. Discover how Message Blasts can transform your customer relationships and help foster valuable connections with your contacts.
How to Send a Blast
To compose a Blast to your audience, click the purple Compose Blast button under your Messages icon and pick which type of Blast you would like to send:
- SMS Blasts will send a text message to all of your contacts with a valid US or Canadian phone number*.
- Email Blasts will send an email to all of your contacts with an email address.
- SMS & Email Blasts will send the same message to all of your followers' email addresses AND phone numbers.
*To send SMS blasts, you will first need to be assigned a randomly-generated phone number. Please read more about this here.
Once you have selected your Blast and have been assigned your phone number, you can compose your message in the "Compose Blast" box. If you need to change the type of Blast you're sending (e.g., email to SMS), you can select the icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the box.
Once you have finished typing your message, you can add an image, save the message as a draft, or click on the purple arrow to send it.
How to Set Up SMS Blasts
To send an SMS blast to your contacts, you will first need to be assigned a randomly-generated phone number. To do this, navigate to your Messages icon on your Hype dashboard:
Next, click on the purple Compose blast button to get started.
You will see three types of Message Blast options that you can choose from: Email, SMS, and SMS & Email. Selecting the SMS button will prompt you to set up your new, temporary phone number.
You do not need to enter your actual phone number. This is only to generate the phone number that your contacts will see when they receive an SMS blast from you. Selecting any area code from this list will create a phone number that will be assigned to your SMS Blasts. Your messages will all come from this number and will auto-send your fans a contact card so they can save you to their phone. You can also set up a welcome message for when your fans text in.
**Note: SMS Blasts can only be sent to US and Canadian phone numbers.
Each Hype account will automatically give you 500 credits a month for sending SMS or Email blasts, but you may want to purchase more depending on how frequently you want to touch base with your contacts.
Each blast you compose will show you how many credits the message you're typing is worth on the lower right-hand side.
The cost of sending a message varies depending on the type and length of the message, as well as the number of contacts who receive the message. The pricing below is on a per-recipient basis: