Every weekday at 9 a.m. Eastern time, we’ll send you a text message with three of The Washington Post’s most important stories and a link to the full “7” briefing. Readers in the United States can text “join” to 63706 and reply “start” to sign up today.
This isn’t the first time we’ve offered news over texts. During the Summer Olympics, we provided a once-a-day text message digest to help people keep tabs on the competitions in Tokyo. Some of those who signed up for the digest asked us to offer more services over SMS, like a daily briefing of The Post’s top stories. So, that’s what brought us here — your feedback and support.
How is this different from reading “The 7” on the app or in my email inbox?
These text messages have to be short — like you wish all your texts were. Every day, we’ll send three stories (out of seven) with a link to the entire briefing so you can read more. So, each text message is a concentrated shot of espresso to start your day. We hope you get to the full latte, as well.
After a few weeks, the SMS digest will no longer be available, but you can download our app and enable notifications to keep getting “The 7” every day.
Can I ask a question?
Yes, you can. Let us know if you have questions about “The 7” or a specific story in the news. We read every question that comes in and will use them to inform our coverage.
How many text messages will I get?
You’ll receive one message every weekday at 9 a.m. Eastern time. By signing up, you’re agreeing to only receive text messages relating to the daily briefing.
We’re offering SMS support for a limited time, but we hope, eventually, you’ll download The Post’s app. Our goal is to provide this special feature so you can find a place for “The 7” in your morning routine.
What if I want to stop receiving messages?
You can text “stop” at any time to unsubscribe.