How do I create or compose a message?

Logged in users can compose messages and update Vestaboard from anywhere using the official mobile app or web.vestaboard.com. Each platform offers two compose methods:

  1. Auto mode, where the app handles the formatting on behalf of the user
  2. Visual mode, where the user dictates placement of every character

To compose a new message in the mobile app, tap on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen. Auto mode opens by default, which is great for quickly composing (or pasting) a message where our algorithm can handle the formatting on your behalf.

Composing Messages

Note: If pasting a message does not appear to work, double check that there are not any unsupported special characters included.

If you prefer to dictate placement of each character, click on Visual at the top of the screen to switch to Visual mode for bit-by-bit control. Visual mode works great for color-based drawings or text-based messages that require a specific alignment. Reference the gridlines that show the horizontal and vertical middle of the board to organize appropriately.

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Both modes offer the option to send the composed message immediately or schedule for later by clicking the clock icon next to Send Now.

If interested in also setting up automated messaging for Vestaboard, check out our Help Center section dedicated to Installables.