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What is MMS Messaging?

Thank you for visiting our page that explains what MMS messaging is and also what the acronym 'MMS' actually stands for. This is a quick and simple guide that anyone can understand as it is not uncommon for people to ask the question 'what is MMS messaging?'. We also have a quick and easy step by step guide to show how easy MMS messaging is on the popular Apple iPhone.

What does MMS stand for?

First things first lets talk about the acronym 'MMS' as most people want to know the answer to the question 'what does MMS stand for?'. Anyone that uses a cell phone will likely have heard of the term 'MMS' or have seen some sort of option on their cell phone to access and send MMS messages. Below we have shown exactly what the three letters stand for:

  • M - Multimedia
  • M - Messaging
  • S - Service

It really is that simple folks, the meaning of MMS is multimedia messaging service and is just a shortened name for the ability for a cell phone or mobile device to send and receive multimedia or picture messages. An SMS message is a simple text message and an MMS message is a picture message, there is nothing else to it, just a shortened way of saying and writing it that is much easier on the tongue!

What is MMS messaging?

Now that you know what the letters in the acronym MMS stand for we are going to talk a little bit about the answer to the question 'what is MMS messaging?'. The answer is just as simple and we have already touched on it in the above section. MMS messaging is what people use on their cell phones when they are sending picture messages. On older phones there will probably be a clear folder marked for SMS or text messages and another for MMS messages, where as on the newer smart phones these are just merged into one without any need to separate picture and text messages, as the phone is advanced enough to support them together under a generic 'messages' section.

You will have to have a pretty old first or second generation cell phone to not have access to an MMS messaging function, if that is the case you are long overdue an upgrade! All color screen, flip, slide and smart phones will have an MMS messaging service and this is generally easy enough to use. It is also possible for you to send and receive videos that are attached to a standard message. You will see on your cell phone bill that there will be a different charge for a standard text or SMS message to that charged for an MMS message. If you are unsure about this it is always worth checking any literature you have on your price plan or calling your network provider for confirmation.

MMS messaging is cheap and easy to do and as we have previously mentioned you don't need the latest and greatest smart phone to be able to take part in it.

MMS messaging is quick and simple - Example

MMS messaging is as simple as sending an email to a friend with a photo attached to it, you are simply using your cell phone instead of your computer or lap top.

Here is a quick guide to how you would send an MMS message from the popular Apple iPhone that may be useful to you.

  • Step 1 - From the main home screen touch the green and white 'messages' icon as you would to send a regular text or SMS message
  • Step 2 - Touch the existing conversation with the person you want to send the MMS message to or if you do not already have one with them then press the new message icon in the top right hand corner of the screen
  • Step 3 - On an existing conversation press the camera icon at the bottom left of the screen next to where you would type a new text message
  • Step 4 - If you already have the picture or video on your phone then touch 'choose existing' option, if you want to take a photo or video to put in the message then touch 'take photo or video' this will then give you the option to tak a photo or video and 'use' for the message or 'retake'. Once you have added the photo you simply touch 'send' and you have taken part in MMS messaging, simple!
  • Step 5 - If you are creating a new message then choose the recipient in the 'to' field and then touch the camera icon to the left of the screen next to the bar where you can also type your text/SMS message. If you already have the picture or video on your phone then touch 'choose existing' option, if you want to take a photo or video to put in the message then touch 'take photo or video' this will then give you the option to tak a photo or video and 'use' for the message or 'retake'. Once you have added the photo you simply touch 'send' and you have taken part in MMS messaging, simple!

More than what is MMS messaging

We hope that this page has been able to answer the question 'what is MMS messaging?' for you and we also hope you now understand what MMS stands for. There is so much more to our site than information on what MMS messaging is so please take a look around at all of the free information that we have on offer. We have pages on funny sms messages, the best smart phones and even methods of free text messaging online.

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