Why do my messages include a Twilio URL?

Your SMS text message may include a URL http://m.twil.io followed by 10 unique characters if you are sending MMS messages to a carrier Twilio does not support for picture messaging. This feature is called MMS Converter, and is enabled by default.

When you attempt to send an MMS message, Twilio would check if the recipient number is with one of the carriers we support for MMS. If not, Twilio will attempt an SMS instead and include a shortened URL in the body as a link to your media.

You may disable the MMS Converter feature account-wide in your account's SMS Settings, or enable/disable it on the Configuration page for a specific Messaging Service.

See also: Why are my MMS messages being sent as SMS text messages?

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