Text Messaging (SMS and MMS)

Text Messaging (SMS and MMS)

Text and picture messaging (SMS and MMS) work similar to how they do on the smartphone you already have. Burner is available for both iOS and Android.

Sending a text

Once you've installed the app, to send a text simply tap the message icon at the bottom of the screen (second one from the left).

If you've got more than one Burner line, the app may prompt you to choose which line to send your text from.  

Then you'll be presented with the New Message screen. 

From here you can choose one recipient by typing their number or choosing a contact, then type your message and hit "Send" when you're ready.

Burner uses alternating colors and alignment like your normal messaging app, so that your texts are easy to read.

Sending photos and gifs

As you can see in the screenshots above, Burner supports picture messaging (MMS) as well as gifs.

But since we offer different types of Burners for different purposes, it's worth noting that to send pictures and gifs, you need a subscription or a Picture Burner.

Videos are not supported at this time.

Learn more about the different types of Burners.

Deleting text messages

You can delete text messages individually, or in bulk.

To delete a single message, tap and hold your finger down on the message. From here you can delete the message, or copy it. 

Bulk delete can be accomplished with the shortcuts from the Inbox. Learn more about shortcuts.

Archiving your texts

Using Burner Connections to Dropbox and/or Google Drive, you can automatically archive your text messages, pictures, and even your contacts lists.

Learn more about the Dropbox Connection.

Learn more about the Google Drive Connection.

Texting on Burner and your phone bill

Text messages will not be deducted from your phone plan, since they are sent using data.

Learn more about how Burner shows up on your phone bill.

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