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 What is the advantage of using text messaging? Do my contacts pay to receive text messages? Can I collect numbers on my website? Do I pay for text messages that my recipients do not receive? How long may I save my purchased Credits? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.