Switchbird Blog: Articles on Business Text Messaging Trends and Best Practices

November 2022 Switchbird Feature Updates

This month we rolled out Facebook Messenger and Instagram, updated video messaging and more.

October 2022 Switchbird Feature Updates

This month we rolled out video messaging, integrated voicemail and more.

Setup Free Autoresponders and Reply-by-Email for Google Business Messages

Switchbird is the only free tool for automating Google Business Messages. Sign up and connect your GBP in seconds.

Now Reply by Email to Any Message in SMS, Google Business Messages, etc.

Switchbird users can respond to any message in any channel simply by replying to it in email.

May 2022 Switchbird Feature Updates

This month we rolled out SMS click tracking, text notifications and much more.

Short URL Link Tracking in SMS, Google Business Messages

Now whenever you use a URL or link in a message, Switchbird will shorten it to a recipient-specific version and track its clicks.

Why You Should Turn On Google Business Messages (Chat) Right Now

The opportunity for brands and business owners using Google's new messaging product is more than just "yet another messaging option." It's the future of your rank and reputation in search.

February 2022 Switchbird Feature Updates

This month we rolled out QR codes for initiating text messaging flows and Google Chat, HIPAA-compliant MMS (picture messages) and much more.

BYO Twilio Account to Switchbird

Switchbird uses Twilio and passes through the wholesale cost with zero markup. But there are scenarios where you may still want to bring your own Twilio account to Switchbird.

Introducing the Slog (SMS Log) for Building Content and Community via Text

In the venerable digital tradition of sharing bite-size content serially over time as a "log"–via the Web as a Weblog or blog, via video as a videolog or vlog–I'm excited to introduce the SMS log, or "slog."