Send a single SMS message

For occasions where you need to communicate something to an individual contact, rather than sending out a message to a larger group.

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Written by Laura Russell
Updated over a week ago

Send an SMS to a single contact

  1. Go to Campaigns > SMS.


  3. On the Send single SMS message page, enter the Recipient number.

  4. In the Message field, enter your SMS message text.

  5. Select Send.

Keep it short

A single SMS message can be a maximum of 160 characters, or 70 characters if you're using a non-Latin alphabet/character set. You can exceed this amount, meaning your message flows into a second SMS, as indicated by the counter at the foot of the message. Adding elements like personalisation can vastly increase your character count.

The message is sent immediately. A confirmation page confirms the message has sent. The contact that you've sent to is added to your master Contacts list if they didn't already exist before.

Use our API

You can also send a single SMS message through our API, using the Send SMS message operation.

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