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Online SMS Length Checker

Let our SMS length checker help you calculate how many parts your message will get broken up into, the total characters, the characters remaining per part and more!

Paste or type your text above to check your text message length.

A standard GSM message is limited to 160 characters. If it goes over 160 characters it is then broken up into parts of 153 characters. For example: If your message contains 160 characters it will count as one message. But, if it contains 161 characters it will be broken up into two parts, the first part will contain 153 characters and the second part will contain 8 characters.

If a text message contains even one (or more) Unicode characters (emojis for example) the character limit then becomes 70 characters. If a unicode text message goes over 70 characters, all parts of the message are broken up into parts limited by 67 characters. For example: If your message contains 70 characters it will count as one message. But, if it contains 71 characters it will be broken up into two parts, the first part will contain 67 characters and the second part will contain 4 characters.

Please note even if a message contains only one Unicode character, all parts are broken up into 67 characters even if one of those parts doesn't contain any Unicode characters.

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