Frequently Asked Questions

How to send a PDF file in a text message

SMS text message doesn't have to be a text-only 160 characters or less. You can also attach images and send it as an MMS text message to convey important content.

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messaging is a standard way to send text messages that include images over a cellular network.

Unfortunately, the MMS technology is limited to sending jpeg, png and gif images and is not able to natively send PDF documents.

How to send PDF documents via text message:

The best way to share PDF documents via text message is to save to a cloud drive and send the link of the file to the recipient.

Listed below are the MMS file types that we currently support.

Delivery is notguaranteed since downstream carriers and recipients' mobile devices may have limitations on what types of files they accept.


  • .bmp
  • .dib
  • .gif
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png


  • .3gp
  • ‍.amr
  • .3ga
  • .m4a
  • .m4p
  • .m4b
  • .m4r
  • .mp3
  • .wav


  • .3gp
  • .h263
  • .h264
  • .mp4
  • .m4v

MMS message size limits

The Texty Pro business text messaging service delivers picture, video, or audio messages of up to 1MB but please keep in mind that all networks restrict the size of MMS.

Due to the differences in devices, file types, and transcoding, we recommend that you send files that are no larger than 500KB to ensure delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions