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Sending Personalized Texts From Google Sheets: Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program that allows users to create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets in real-time. Similar to Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets allows users to input data, perform calculations, and visualize data using charts and graphs.

The major advantage of Google Sheets over traditional desktop-based spreadsheet programs is its ability to store and share files on the cloud, which enables multiple users to access and collaborate on the same spreadsheet simultaneously, from anywhere with an internet connection. Additionally, Google Sheets integrates with other Google services such as Google Drive, Google Forms, and Google Docs, making it easy to incorporate data from other sources and use it in your spreadsheets.

To send personalized text messages from Google Sheets, you can use a combination of Google Sheets, Google Apps Script, and a third-party SMS service provider. Here are the steps you can follow:

  • Create a Google Sheet with columns for phone numbers and personalized messages.
Sending Personalized Texts from Google Sheets
  • Install a third-party SMS service provider that integrates with Google Sheets and offers APIs for sending text messages. Some popular options include Twilio, Nexmo, and Clickatell.
Sending Personalized Texts from Google Sheets Using Twilio
  • Create an account with your chosen SMS service provider and obtain an API key.
  • In Google Sheets, go to Tools > Script editor. This will open the Google Apps Script editor.
  • Write a script to extract the phone numbers and messages from your Google Sheets and use the SMS service provider’s API to send the messages.

┬áHere’s an example script that uses Twilio:

JAVASCRIPT

function sendMessages() {

  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet().getActiveSheet();

  var range = sheet.getDataRange();

  var values = range.getValues();

  var accountSid = ‘YOUR_TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID’;

  var authToken = ‘YOUR_TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN’;

  var client = TwilioRestClient(accountSid, authToken);

  for (var i = 1; i < values.length; i++) {

    var phone = values[i][0];

    var message = values[i][1];

    client.sendMessage({

      to: phone,

      from: ‘YOUR_TWILIO_PHONE_NUMBER’,

      body: message

    });

  }

}

  • Replace YOUR_TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID, YOUR_TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN, and YOUR_TWILIO_PHONE_NUMBER with your Twilio account SID, auth token, and phone number.
  • Save the script and run it by clicking the Run button or going to Run > sendMessages.

This should send personalized text messages to the phone numbers in your Google Sheet.

Thamaraiselvan Boopathi

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