Texting in Rock is a GREAT way to communicate with our teams! And many people prefer it. Here are a few reminders of how to keep our texts short, sweet, and to the point. For each text we send Twillio (the company actually sending them) charges us for each “160 characters” within a text. There are a few things that change the 160 character limit.
- Using an emoji in your text will change the character limit to 80. If you don’t need the emoji in a longer text refrain, but if you’ve got a short one, go for it.
- The crazy apostrophe’s you get when you copy something from Word also cut your character limit in half. Change those when you can.
- URLs – count in your character limit. If you have a long one, talk with your PM and see if there is a shorter URL that can be used.
- If you need to convey a really long message, consider emailing instead. Maybe text out to check their emails for details.
Examples of those that fit within the 160 characters:
Hey Everyone! We’re getting together at Kim and Isaac’s house for a bonfire and hangout May 11@7pm. If you can make it, bring a side! -Adam 419-xxx-xxx
Student night this Wednesday at South Toledo campus. 2150 S Byrne Rd, Toledo, OH 43614 Doors open at 6:45. Event from 7-8pm. There will be Free Food & Prizes
Student night this Wed. Doors open 6:45. Event from 7-8pm. Free Food & Prizes 🍕
Examples of those that are over the 160 characters:
It’s the best night of the week!!!!!!😱🤯🙌 See you at StudentNight at CedarCreek West Campus from 7-8:30pm, 6th-12th grade. Real people for real connection. Experience the difference. You matter
We’re so excited that you joined us this past weekend for GrowthTrack! We hope you enjoyed hearing about how to find freedom. Our prayer is that you see the journey God has for you, where you are on that journey, and where to take a next step. By taking steps throughout our lifetime, we will continue to grow in relationship with Jesus. For you, a next step may be continuing GrowthTrack. If so, join us for Week 3 of GrowthTrack this weekend. The third weekend of every month is about learning how God wired you so that you can take steps toward discovering your purpose. When it’s right for you to take that step, we’d love to have you! For times and locations, please visit CedarCreek.tv/growthtrack. If you would like to get connected by joining a Group first, we invite you to check out CedarCreek.tv/groups. Please let us know if you have any questions. We know God has great plans for you!
We don’t want to lose meaning in our texts. If you need it to be long, then it needs to be long. NBD!