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Quick tutorial how to use hyperlink in SMS?

- 5 MIN READ - 03 Nov 2013

Adding a link to SMS message is an smart and easy way how to engage and send information to your customers.

A hyperlink can direct your customers to a mobile website, to survey or an app download.

But as standard SMS length is only 160 characters then usually the problem is that most hyperlinks are pretty long and can eat up necessary space in your message. This is why we suggest to use a URL shortening tool, what helps to make long hyperlinks shorter. Plus most of the URL shortening tools on the market provide you additional feedback on how many and from where (location) were clicks made.

Here is a selection of different URL shortening service providers:

Feel free to use also Messente SMS length calculator to ensure your text fits into one single message: http://messente.com/documentation/sms-length-calculator

Keep texting :)

Kaur Virunurm

Kaur Virunurm - Key account manager

Kaur deals with business and sales analysis at Messente. He likes to help key customers in optimizing messaging activies. He also is open minded entrepreneur who loves lean tech startups, fixie bikes, active sports and Jack Russel dogs.

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In a previous blog, we discussed Flash SMS and how it’s used to ensure confidentiality with SMS messaging. Well, Messente’s API provides two more features that help hide message content:

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Join us to learn how we're helping people #TurnOn2FA

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We’ve developed solid APIs for global SMS messaging and two-factor authentication, which are currently part of processes for hundreds of companies and facilitate thousands of transactions every day. Yet we aren’t stopping there. Effectively communicating with customers and securing customer account access online are two aspects of business technology we focus on. While there’s much more to business technology (much, much more,) these are the two areas which we strive to be the best.  

That’s why we keep developing our tools to address evolving needs in the areas which we specialize. 

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Getting the most bang out of each buck in a marketing communication strategy requires solids budget estimation. Yet when the budget is broken halfway through the month, the questions arise: How did this happen? How have we sent twice as many SMS messages than we should have at this point? Well, this is where the multipart SMS comes into play.

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