The above video is for our V2 app. Some of it will be relevant for V3 also.

UPDATE November 17, 2021

Sometimes, it happens that the file extension of your image does not match the type of image it really is. For example, the name of your image file is NicePicture.png but the image is really a jpeg file.

In this case, PastorsLine will let you know. Check out the red/orange warning in the image below.



To send multiple pictures at once, add additional pictures as links, or attach files such as PDF, PPT, MMS, DOC, DOCS in the conversation box, check out the different attachment options.

USING V3?

We are assuming that you are here.

If not, get help here.

If so, jump to the steps you need:

1 Add Image

2 Add Attachment

3 Add Merge Fields (not covered in this article)

4 Add Template (not covered in this article)

5 Add URLs


USING V2?

We assume that you are here.

If so, jump to the steps you need:

1 Add Image

2 Add Attachment

3 Add Merge Fields

4 Add Template

5 Add URLs


1: ADD IMAGE / INLINE PICTURE

This icon allows you to upload pictures as inline images so your viewer will them them immediately while reading your message. When you click on this icon, the following screen pops up:

You can select "Select Files to Upload" or drag and drop up to 10 image files up to a total of 4.5 MB. That is, the total size of all the uploaded images can be up to 4.5 MB. If you exceed your limit, PastorsLine will let you know, and you will see this warning message:

After selecting and uploading your images, your message will look something like this. As you can see, your images shows as thumbnails in the message itself.

**See below if you need to add more pictures than the max of 4.5 MB allowed. You can add more pictures to be sent as links (not thumbnails) if needed.


2: Add attachment

This icon allows you to attach files like PDF, PPT, MMS, DOC, DOCS, or additional pictures. You can also send multiple file types and pictures all in the same message. Each attached file will be send as a link (URL). So, your received will see a URL in the message and not a file.

Each attached file can be up to 100MB in size. There is no limit to the number of these files you can send --- keeping in mind that we cannot exceed the message characters limit of 1600. In other words, the characters in your message (including spaces) + the characters in all your links (inline &/or URL) cannot be more than 1600.

When you click on this icon, the following screen pops up:

You can select "Select Files to Upload" or drag and drop your files here.

After they have been uploaded, your added docs will be added as links and look like this:

NOTE: When using this option, since we are sending links, make sure you are sending from the short code. Click the bottom right down arrow to select your "from" number, then toggle on the short code. This is to increase the chances of your message getting through and not getting filtered by the cell phone carriers.


Need to just send links directly? Use our URL Shortener.

This icon allows you to create shortened links so you can send [URLs]: YouTube videos, websites, online forms, etc. and save characters and credits.


So how much stuff can you send overall?

You can attach inline pictures for a total size of 4.5 MB (all the inline picture sizes added together).

For files attached as URLs, the maximum size of each file is 100 MB.

The total number of characters (message + links) cannot be more than 1600 characters. (This is the equivalent of about 10 text messages.)



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