Posting Journal Entries via Text Message

This feature is available to Plus+ members only.

Setting-up Your Account

The phone number you use to send journal entries must be registered with your account. You can associate one (or more) phone numbers with your account in your profile settings here. If you try to send a journal entry using a non-registered phone number, it will not work.

Once you have a phone number setup, you must specify which journal text messages will be posted to. This is done by clicking on Settings for your phone number, picking the name of the journal from the list, and saving those settings.

Journal Entry Date

The default behavior for determining the date for your journal entry is as follows: The date of the attached image will be used as the date for your journal entry. If you do not attach an image, or if the image does not have a date, the date the text message was sent will be used as the date for your journal entry.

To set a specific date for your journal entry, add a hashtag to the body of the message that looks like this: #date(yyyy-mm-dd) or #date(yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm). The tags will be stripped out of the journal entry prior to publishing.

Security and Privacy

Journal entries sent via text messaging will be posted using the default visibility settings for that journal. It is possible, however, to override those settings by including one or more of the following hashtags in the body of the message:

  • To set the journal entry as unpublished:
    • #unpublished
  • To set the visibility:
    • #protected
    • #private
  • To set the location visibility:
    • #location-public
    • #location-protected

If any of these hashtags are found in a message, they will not be shown in the body of your journal entry.

To learn more about what these settings mean, please read our help section on Security and Privacy.

Other Considerations

  • You can write text, attach an image, or both.
  • If you attach more than one image, the first image encountered will be used in the journal entry, all other images will be ignored.
  • All non-image attachments will be ignored.