How many characters may I include in a text message? Melissa Carron May 03, 2018 19:53 Updated Follow A standard text message is limited to 160 characters. Characters means letters, numbers, spaces, symbols and punctuation. Related articles Do my contacts pay to receive text messages? How do I upload my contacts? Do you offer bulk discounts? What is a Long Code? Send-From-Phone Feature Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.