Verizon's Advanced Messaging is the next generation of messaging service that will eventually replace SMS.
Advanced Messaging features include:
- Send larger text messages: Create larger messages up to 8000 characters long. With Advanced Messaging you're no longer limited to 160 characters.
- Typing indicators: See when your contact is typing in a conversation.
- Read receipts: See when your message has been read.
- Large group chats: Create group chats with up to 100 participants.*
- High-quality media sharing: Share pictures and videos in high-quality.
- Chat over Wi-Fi: you can send messages over Wi-Fi, even when you don't have a cellular connection.
- Transfer larger files: Send larger attachments than ever before.
- Location sharing: Share your location as you travel.
*Group message recipients must also have Advanced Messaging enabled on a compatible device.