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Send a Text

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2014 01:28PM EDT
Send a Text

Tap the message icon to compose a new message.  Enter your recipient's ten-digit phone number, or search by name if you've given Heywire permission to access your phone's contacts.

MMS and Group Texting

HeyWire can send a single text to up to ten people - keep adding contacts in the "To" box until everyone is included, and then send your message.  However, this won't arrive as a group message; in other words, your recipients will see the message as only to them, and if they reply, it will go only to you.  There is no MMS function in HeyWire  due to inconsistent standards and a lack of regulation across different service providers.

See our page about Picture Messaging for more info on MMS.

Character Limits

You can compose a text message with up to 500 characters, but the messages will be delivered in 160-character "chunks" to meet industry standards and make sure the full message is received.

If you have set a signature, and the signature causes your message to go over 160 characters, the signature will be dropped.  Twitter can only accept 140 characters.
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