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Short Message Service:What is Alibaba Cloud SMS?

Last Updated:Sep 20, 2022

Short Message Service (SMS) is a messaging service that is provided by Alibaba Cloud. SMS allows you to call API operations and SDKs or use the SMS console to send messages to recipients in more than 200 countries and regions.


  • Efficiency and stability: SMS provides carrier-grade O&M capabilities, monitors delivery performance in real time, and delivers messages around the world within seconds.

  • Easy access: SMS provides SDKs in various programming languages and easy-to-use APIs to simplify development and reduce development time and costs.

  • High performance: SMS supports intelligent scheduling and automatic channel switchover to ensure a high delivery rate.

  • High concurrency: SMS provides an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for intelligent scheduling to handle services during peak hours.

For more information, see Benefits.




Text message

SMS allows you to send text messages, including verification codes, notifications, and promotional messages.

Mass messaging

You can send multiple messages to recipients in more than 200 countries and regions around the world.

Business metrics

You can view metrics about SMS, including details about messaging campaigns, messaging records, and monthly bills.

Delivery frequency of verification codes

You can configure delivery intervals to limit message delivery frequency and prevent verification code scams. This feature is available for enterprise users.

For more information, see Features.


You can use SMS to send verification codes, notifications, promotional messages to your customers. For more information, see Scenarios.