An SMS message is a text-only message, whereas an MMS message includes an image or GIF along with the text. Single SMS messages have a character limitation of 160 characters. If an SMS message exceeds the 160 character-count limitation, it is broken up into multiple SMS messages and considered a "multi-part" SMS message. Each individual message has a 153 character count limitation within a multi-part SMS message. MMS messages can have up to 1600 plain-text characters.
Check out these examples below:
- Postscript Credits. Learn more about the different types of messages you can send with Postscript, as well as how much credits they cost.
- How Emojis and Special Characters Affect Character Counts. Learn how emojis affect the total number of available characters in a message and how many credits it costs to send a message.
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