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How Many Characters Can I Use in an MMS Message?

It is important to understand the complete and full difference between an SMS messages and an MMS message. SMS text messages are simply messages containing only alpha-numeric characers and symbols, usually containing up to 160 total characters. This may include links, phone numbers, email addresses, and regular wording.

An MMS, or a picture message, is different in that you are now sending out a multimedia message. Supported file types for your pictures are: JPEG, PNG, and GIF. MMS messaging boosts your total character count from the standard 160 to 1,600. This is a great method to send out a longer notification, event layout, church sermon debrief, and more.

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