In this guide we’re going to walk through step-by-step how to add HubSpot SMS messaging directly in your HubSpot account. In about 60 seconds and with no technical knowledge required, you can integrate text messaging in your HubSpot Account.
In this article we’ll cover:
1. Setup your free account
To get started you’ll need to create a free Sakari account. Sakari is a business text messaging service that allows you to send a receive text messages from your computer. This account will then be integrated in to HubSpot.
To get started with your free account go to: https://sakari.io/signup/
2. Sakari HubSpot integration setup
Now we’re ready to connect HubSpot with our Sakari messaging account.
To get started, log in to Sakari and go to Integrations > Hubspot in the left navigation.
Click the “Connect” button.
3. Connect your HubSpot Account
Now you’ll be redirected to HubSpot.
Click on the account you want to link.
You’ll be asked to verify integration permission, click the orange “Grant Access” button.
4. Synch HubSpot with Sakari
Now we’ve linked HubSpot and Sakari, but we need to pull in your existing contacts in Sakari. This will allow you to start sending text messages to any HubSpot contact right away.
Click the blue “Synchronize” button in the top left. A popup will appear asking you to confirm, click “Confirm.”
The synchronization will now begin, this typically takes a few minutes. You’ll receive an email when it’s complete.
5. You're done!
Now you’re ready to start sending and receiving text messages in HubSpot!
Now that the integration has been completed, you can now send and receive SMS directly from your HubSpot account.
There are two ways to send text messages in HubSpot, manual and using workflows. We’ll walk through each briefly here.
Manually Sending HubSpot SMS Messages
On each HubSpot contact record a new “Send SMS” button will appear.
To send a manual text message, go to a contact record (remember a phone number needs to be populated). Find the “SMS” module on the left. The first time you set this up, you may need to drag this new module up to the top of your screen. Click the “Send SMS” button and a popup will appear for you to send your message. When you receive a message reply, it will also be displayed here.
In the new popup type your message and click the send arrow on the right. That’s it! Your message to the contact will be sent. Your message will also be added to the contacts timeline as a new SMS event.
Using HubSpot Workflows to Trigger SMS
6. Viewing SMS replies in HubSpot
Once you send SMS in HubSpot, you will likely receive message replies. Viewing responses is easy, simply go to the contacts record and you’ll see any replies in two places:
- Timeline – When a text message is sent or received, it’s all recorded on the contacts timeline.
- SMS Module – The last two messages send or received are displayed.
- Chat Popup – Click the “Send SMS” button to open the conversation panel. Here you can view the entire sent and received message history with the contact.