Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Regular android messaging apps tend to disallow files other than image/video.

I use Tmail by Phonelight available from Google Play Store:

Tmail breaks the restrictions of all the Messaging apps. It is the only app that allows the user to attach any kind of file to an MMS message. You are now not limited to image, audio or video file. Tmail has expanded the MMS capability.

Tmail message example with pdf attachment

You can use the trial version to test it. the unlimited version costs 0,81€.

share|improve this answer
Does the recipient also need this software installed? Or will the file(s) be transferred without any additional software? – Sparx Aug 16 '12 at 17:20
@Sparx This software isn't necessary to receive the files. Some devices may append .jpg at the end of the file name, but that's easily solved with a rename after the download. – Zuul Aug 16 '12 at 17:23

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.