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:
- From a conversation, paste a URL between two square brackets, [ ]. For example:
- 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.
- Click Send.
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|
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.