with high-quality pictures, longer videos, group messages, and more.
Advanced Messaging is available on select smartphones—no download required!
The following smartphones currently support the most recent features of Advanced Messaging:
You'll find the latest Advanced Messaging features available via device software updates. Be sure to check back often to see even more smartphones with the newest version of Advanced Messaging.
Advanced Messaging is the AT&T next-generation messaging service that allows you to send high-resolution photos and larger video files, up to 10MB per attachment. The service is also being improved to provide the ability for a larger number of group message participants, and sharing of files up to 100MB on select smartphones. You’ll be able to see when your messages have been delivered, when they are read, and even when others are typing a response. There is no app to download, no separate account to configure, and no password to enter.
Advanced Messaging is only available on select smartphones and may not be compatible with certain rate plans. To enjoy the benefits of Advanced Messaging, you and the person you’re messaging will need AT&T Advanced Messaging-capable devices. The ability to share files up to 10MB or 100MB, along with group message maximum participants, will vary depending on the smartphones being used. View a current list of Advanced Messaging capable devices.
Check back regularly, as we will include new smartphones when they become available.
You can use Advanced Messaging if you and the people you’re messaging with:
Are AT&T postpaid wireless customers
Have Advanced Messaging capable devices
Have the Enhanced 4G LTE Services setting on your device ON
Have devices within AT&T-owned and operated network coverage
Do not have a conflicting feature on your account, including the following:
SMS or MMS blocks you have added to your account
Data blocks you have added to your account.
If you have one of these features, they must be removed from your account for Advanced Messaging to work.
No. As long as you and people you’re messaging with have Advanced Messaging capable devices, you don’t need to do anything on your phone or account to enjoy Advanced Messaging. As a general rule, please be sure that your phone is updated to the latest software.
You can use Advanced Messaging when you're in AT&T-owned and operated domestic coverage areas.
With Advanced Messaging, you can group message with more people than standard SMS/MMS. Also, you can send and receive messages with larger file attachments than AT&T standard messaging service. Files can be up to 100MB in size.² You can also see when your message has been delivered, when it’s been read, and when a response is being typed.
²On select smartphones
Standard MMS and SMS rates apply based on your current AT&T rate plan. If you are on a plan that includes an unlimited number of texts like Mobile Share Flex, you will not incur any additional charges when you use Advanced Messaging.
For capped Messaging plans or Pay-Per-Use customers, you will also be billed at your current messaging rates. But please note, if you send a message with multiple attachments with Advanced Messaging, each file you attach as well as your text will be counted and billed as individual messages.
For example, if you type a text message and attach 2 photos, those would count as 3 separate messages (1 SMS and 2 MMS) for billing purposes. Files can be photos, videos, contacts, calendar items, or anything else you attach to your text message.
You can manage Advanced Messaging, including turning it off, in the messaging Settings menu. In your phone’s messaging app, go to Settings and tap Advanced Messaging to turn Advanced Messaging on or off.
Yes. You can send group Advanced Messages as long as all participants meet the requirements for Advanced Messaging. Please note that all participant smartphones must support the most recent version of Advanced Messaging to take advantage of the increased limit of group participants.
Go to your Messaging settings menu, select Advanced Messaging, and turn off Read Receipts.
Not at this time. As with all smartphones with AT&T services, your devices can be used internationally, but not all features and services may be available. Learn more.
Where can I get more information about Advanced Messaging?
Read our Advanced Messaging support article.
*Advanced Messaging: Both sender & recipient(s) must be AT&T postpaid wireless customers with Advanced Messaging-capable devices utilizing the most recent device software, are turned on and must be within AT&T’s owned & operated domestic coverage area. Device selection is limited at this time, and Advanced Messaging is not compatible with certain rate plans. Restrictions: File attachments must be 10MB or less, or 100MB or less, dependent on the device and firmware version being used. Charges: Your wireless rate plan’s SMS & MMS rates apply. Each text/file attachment counts & is charged as a separate SMS/MMS. Incompatible Services/Features: Advanced Messaging requires an account that is set up for HD Voice. HD Voice is incompatible with AT&T Smart Limits, Office Direct & OfficeReach. Visit att.com/hdvoice for more information. Advanced Messaging also will not work if messaging or data has been blocked on your line. For additional Advanced Messaging details, see our FAQ.