Yes, applicants must op-in to receive text messages from an employer.

When you activate text messaging, we automatically add a checkbox to all of your jobs that asks applicants to confirm that they would like to receive text messages from an employer. This box is checked by default.

Texting consent

If an applicant does opt-into text messaging, you will be able to text them from the Applicants page.

yes to text

If an applicant did not opt-in to text messaging, the following message will be displayed when you attempt to text them. Note that you can still send emails to these applicants.

no text