Include an image in a message

You can include images with your messages to send event posters or other media to your contacts. 

Note: Multimedia messages cost more to send than text-only messages. Ask your organization for guidelines and permission.

To include images with your messages:

  1. From a conversation, paste a URL between two square brackets, [ ]. For example: [https://image-url.com/image-is-here].
  2. Write a message to be sent with the image. Any text before and after the bracketed URL is combined into a single message with the bracketed URL removed.
  3. Click Send.

Size limitations

Cellular carriers have different limitations on MMS attachments. We recommend keeping attachment size below 600 KB for best results.

Size limitations for the top 4 US carriers are:

Carrier MMS attachment size
AT&T 1.4 MB
Sprint 1.4 MB
T-mobile 0.675 MB
Verizon 0.675 MB

Send an image with links

The SMS/MMS protocol, regardless of provider, does not support hyperlinked images. If you want to provide a link with an accompanying image, you can add meta tags for social media to the linked website itself, and then send the link. These tags let messaging applications show a preview of the linked content. For example, this is how YouTube link previews are displayed.

If you don't have control of the linked website, you can create an intermediate page that redirects to the destination page using a refresh tag. Then, you can add meta tags to the intermediate page.
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