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How to send gifs (MMS) of any size

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Android Question

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    I have a Galaxy S3 running 4.4.2 with Verizon and I used to use GoSMS but I couldn't figure out how to send gifs on it so I am back on the stock messenger. However, if the gif is over a certain size it won't send. The annoying thing is I can't figure why there is no way to increase the max size or anything. I've spent a few days trying to figure it out but it looks like there isn't a solution? Is there any SMS/MMS app that can send gifs of any size?

    Lemme give you an example. I sent one gif with no problem that was 78KB then another was 5.1MB and it was too big. I really hope there is a way around it because I love android but this is just so annoying because it shouldn't be a problem at all. I may have missed something which would have been awesome, so thanks!
     



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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Carriers set a hard limit on the size of MMS messages, so unfortunately a 5 or 10MB MMS wont go through regardless of what messaging app you're using.

    You could email it though :)
     
  3. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    I have been slowly converting all of my friends, whether iPhone or Android, to use Hangouts. Then you can send gifs without bothering with MMS. It's a godsend for some of us, as one of my iPhone buddies does not have texting on his plan(ancient grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T), so he's loving it.
     
  4. SelenaLee

    SelenaLee Well-Known Member

    I merely using MMS to send pictures, why not just use some IM app such as whatsapp?
     
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