Why are my messages only 140 characters?

A regular SMS message is limited to 160 characters by cell carriers, then we use 20 of those characters for your class name (announcements) or signature (conversations), so that's why the messages are limited to 140 characters.

As a workaround, several teachers use Attach and send a voice clip or a picture of a poster, a pdf, or a photo to share even more information, which can help with messages you wish were longer.

Otherwise, we've just launched a couple Remind Plans that include new features like much higher character limits and phone calls. If you think your administration might be interested in checking out the new version of Remind for schools, you can send them here: remind.com/plans.