Insert text and images into sms


#1

Is there a way to insert text, image, text into the body of a sms message using Siri shortcuts?

The image should an actual photo and not text.

Thanks.


#2

Do you really mean SMS?

SMS allows users to send and receive messages of up to 160 alpha-numeric characters to and from GSM mobiles, i.e, only text, no images.


#3

As far as I know, in messages the image is really an attachment. On that basis you can’t really have text, then image, then text as one message. Just text and an attached image.


#5

Sorry, I think I’m missing something on that reply.

“lol” or otherwise, I’m in all seriousness trying to help out with what I think are reasonable responses to the questions, and I’m struggling to place the intent.

As I read it, I tried to think of how well this fits with the first few sections of the community guidelines.

https://talk.automators.fm/faq

:man_shrugging:


#6

Thanks for the responses.

To clarify I mean to send a pre formatted message via the apple iMessage app. I want to control where the images get inserted. Currently I can only get them to be inserted at the beginning of a message with the text below them.

Again, I’d like to control where the images get inserted into the message body without resorting to using several Send Message actions.


#7

I tried several things, including bundling the text and image into a list with text/image/text and the Send Message action still forces the image to the top. I think you may have to use 3 separate Send Message actions.


#8

I don’t think that’s how iMessage is designed. You can’t put images inline with text


#9

I think you’re right. The only work around is to use multiple Send Message actions. These actions can be set to run automatically whic is nice


#10

The text ones, yes. Unfortunately any attachments including images require the user to hit send.