How does group messaging work?Follow
Group messaging is classified as MMS. It's also known as group chat, the ability to send and receive text messages.
This involves multiple recipients using long-code phone numbers. It is not bulk messaging.
When sending group messages, there's a maximum of 10 participants in a group. We don't limit the number of recipients for incoming group messages and will pass along whatever we receive from our downstream vendors. However, responses to that group must be limited to 10 recipients. Please see our developer docs for additional information on how our API supports group messaging.
Note: You're charged for each message sent, so if your group message sends to 10 recipients, you’ll be charged for 10 messages. Group messaging is only available for HTTP and MM4 customers but not for toll-free MMS.
Is there a maximum number of participants in a group?
When sending group messages, there’s a maximum of 10 participants in a group. There is no limit to the number of recipients for incoming group messages.
Are group messages charged per user?
You’re charged for each message sent, so if your group message sends to 10 recipients, you’ll be charged for 10 messages.
How do I create a group text message using the Bandwidth API?
Does group messaging utilize SMS technology?
No, the Group Messaging API can only send to multiple users by sending an MMS. SMS is not accessible via group message.
Can I use group messaging with a toll-free number?
No, group messaging is only available on local MMS at this time.