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  • Writer's pictureTim Kosmala

Reorder AutoResponder Rules to change their Priorities

AutoResponder is a useful app with the ability to create custom auto-reply rules for your favorite messenger. Sometimes you may want to change the order of these rules in the list to change their priorities. This is important because when multiple rules match the same received message, the rule higher in the list will have a higher priority and its automatic reply will be sent. The following article explains in more detail how rules can be changed in order.

Drag arrows on a rule to change rule order and their priority.

For example, if you have a rule set up to reply with "Hey!" to messages containing the word "Hello" and another rule set up to reply with "Hey, I'm good, thank you! And you?" to messages similar to "Hello, how are you?". If a message contains both "hello" and "how are you", the rule higher in the list will take precedence and its automatic reply will be sent. So the more specific rule (in this case the second rule) should be the one above.

Drag the arrow up/down icon to reorder.
Drag the arrow up/down icon to reorder.

Note: Exact rules are always prioritized higher than those created with the All button no matter which position they have within the list. If you don't like that, just change the rule to Pattern matching instead of Exact Match after clicking the All button and it will behave like any other exact rule.

Note: In the latest versions of AutoResponder, submenu rules are prioritized higher than normal rules of the main list.

To reorder your AutoResponder rules, follow these steps:

  1. Open the AutoResponder app on your device.

  2. Locate the rule that you want to move.

  3. Locate the arrow icon on the right-hand side of the rule.

  4. Drag the arrow icon of the rule to its new position in the list.

  5. Release the rule to place it in its new position.

Tip: You can also reorder your custom answer replacements the same way.

By following these steps, you can easily change the order of your AutoResponder rules and adjust their priorities as needed. Happy messaging!


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