What happens if you send a text over 160 characters?

When you send a SMS message over 160 characters, the message will be split. Large messages are segmented into 153 character segments and sent individually, then rebuilt by the recipient’s device.

Why do texts have a 160 character limit?

In 1985, one character pretty much equated to one byte, so they decided that the character limit for an SMS should be 140. Since then, the GSM technology has improved, and they’ve been able to make each character less than one byte, meaning they could squeeze 160 characters into one SMS.

How to send a website link in a text?

How to Add Links in Text Messages. To include a link in any text message, just type or paste the full URL into your message. Most messaging platforms will automatically turn the URL into a link that allows recipients of the message to click and access the linked page or content.

How to send SMS more than 160 characters?

When you send an SMS Message longer than 160 characters, the message will be concatenated and split into 153 character chunks. The 1st 7 characters of each message are used to instruct the carriers and your handset to concatenate the message and re-build it into one fluent long message upon delivery.

How can I send more than 160 characters by text?

How do I send an Amazon text link?

Go to item or page on Amazon.com that you wish to link to. Click on either the Facebook “f” logo or the Twitter bird logo. To share on other Social Media outlets, you can choose “Text” option and copy the link to paste on that Social Media post.

What happens if you click on a link in a spam text?

After all, if you’re giving out your personal information in a sketchy email, fake text message, or click on a pop-up with a phishing link, then the device you use doesn’t matter. Using phishing scams and psychological tricks, cybercriminals can steal your passwords, credit card numbers, customer lists, etc.