The Secret Friend SMS is a free application for Android that organizes the exchange of gifts with your family, friends and co-workers by cell phone. The tool makes the draw and sends the result by text message (SMS). Thus, participants do not need to meet or have the service installed on the phone. The idea is to offer a faster and more dynamic way to manage the typical get-togethers at the end of the year.
In the following tutorial, check out how to create a secret friend group and make the drawing by SMS with the Secret Friend SMS app. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat., But it also works on other versions of Google's operating system. The app, unfortunately, is not available for iPhone (iOS) users.
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Learn how to make secret friend sweepstakes by SMS Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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Step 1. Install the Amigo Secreto SMS app on your phone. When opening for the first time, the application requests access to your contacts, calls and SMS. Always tap "Allow" to make the service work correctly;
Allow the Amigo Secreto SMS app to access your contacts and messages Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Click on the "+" in the lower right corner of the screen, and go to "Import Guest from Contacts" or "Register Guest". Then select contacts from your phonebook or enter the person's name and phone number with area code;
Register participants in the Amigo Secreto SMS app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. To consult the participants of the secret friend, click on "Guest list". it is necessary to have at least three people registered to carry out the draw;
See the list of participants in the Amigo Secreto SMS app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Pasos 4. Go to "Sort and send SMS" to carry out the draw. A notice informs you that you must provide your number. Touch "Options" and enter the phone string. If desired, the user can customize the SMS message to be sent. Once this is done, press "Save";
Register your phone number in the Amigo Secreto SMS app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. Back on the app's home screen, click "Sort and send SMS" again and confirm the draw by tapping "Yes". Messages with the result of the draw will be triggered to all participants. You will also receive a message with your secret friend.
Make the draw in the Amigo Secreto SMS app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready. Take advantage of the tips to make the draw in the Amigo Secreto SMS app, without having to gather all the participants in person.
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