There are two options for importing a list of contacts from VAN to ThruText. This article explains how to "push" VAN contact lists into your ThruText account via the SMS button in your VAN committee. You also have the option to "pull" the list from VAN through the External Contacts List page in ThruText – click here for instructions on "pulling" a list.


If you haven't set up your VAN integration yet, click here to learn how to get set up.


"Push" from VAN Option - Send a List

Navigate to your list in VAN. Press the SMS button and follow the prompts. You will be redirected to your External Contact Lists in ThruText where you can proceed to create a group from your VAN list in ThruText. 



To create your group, locate your list on the External Contact Lists management page. Select 'Create Group' to build your group based on this integration file.



  • 'Create Group' will import and validate the numbers into a ThruText group. 
  • 'Sync' will pull an updated copy of the list, if needed. 
  • 'Delete' will purge the list from our systems. Select "Create Group" to build your group based on this integration file.



Click here for our user guide on pulling a lists from VAN via your ThruText's External Contact List page.