Different ways to Message

Different ways to Message

There are 3 different ways you can exchange messages between your Bivy Stick and a recipient:  

SMS Message to a Phone Number or Email Address

This is the most common way to send a message.  The recipient will receive the message in their regular messaging app. The recipient does not need the Bivy app to receive these messages.  

1. On the main page in the Bivy app tap on the Messages tab  from the bottom menu.

2. Now tap on the new message icon   in the top right corner. 

3. Type the number, or name if you've allowed access to your phone contacts, of the recipient you want to send a message to. You can also type an email address. If you are sending it to an international number, be sure to include the country code in front of the recipient's number.  

4. Now type your message and press the blue arrow  button or tap Send.

**If you want to add your location in your custom message you can tap on the  icon to the left of the type message field and this will embed your location and send your GPS coordinates and a private URL link where they can see your location on a map.

App to App Messaging

Anyone who has the Bivy app can message each other. To message another Bivy app user you'll need to know their unique username. 

1. From the main page in the Bivy app tap on the Messages tab  on the bottom menu.

2. Now tap on the new message icon in the top right corner. 

3. Type the Bivy user's username.

4. Now type your message and press the blue send arrow or tap Send.

**If you want to add your location in your custom message you can tap on the  icon in the message field and this will embed your location and send your GPS coordinates and a private URL link where they can see your location on a map. 

Web Messaging

Web messaging is a great way to message.  You can see live tracking and send messages all in one place using a unique URL sent to your recipient.  This also works great if you are experiencing filtering or you're messaging international numbers.  

1.  With your Bivy Stick connected in the app make sure you're on the Stick tab  on the bottom menu and tap on Share Location in the middle of the screen.  

2. Type in the recipient you want to share with (email address or phone number).

3. Add a message and press the blue send arrow or tap Send.

**This will send your recipient a private URL link to a website where they can choose from 3 different tabs.  Messages, Tracks, Check-ins.  Here they can see your conversation, a history of tracks or live tracking, and Check-In message locations.  

 


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