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How Many Characters Can I Use in an MMS Message?

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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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