TextIt now supports outbound media on telephony channels like Twilio, and IP messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and Telegram. This addition rounds out our effort to fully support the exchange of media on our most popular channels, whether incoming or outgoing.
This week, we're excited to introduce outbound media support. A popular request in recent months, this feature will enable you to add more context to your interactions with images and videos that extend your service's communication potential well beyond 160 characters.
To add an image or video to a message, simply open up the action editor and click the paperclip icon.
Then, upload your file and continue building! Outbound media actions can be added to both messaging and voice flows.
- Outgoing media is displayed in-app for Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Twilio channels, but converted to a link for others.
- Twilio only supports MMS in the US and Canada, and will convert a picture message into an SMS with linked media when sending to MMS-incompatible numbers.
- Twilio will also automatically resize the images you send to meet your contacts' carriers' requirements.
- Image attachments are limited to 500KB while video attachments are limited to 20MB.
Have a use case for outgoing media? Want to request support for a different channel? Let us know! We hope to improve this feature with your feedback.