Alibaba Cloud Short Message Service (SMS) is a messaging service that allows you to send messages to recipients in more than 200 countries and regions. You can perform these operations by using the Alibaba Cloud SMS console or APIs. This topic provides an introduction to SMS and includes valuable resources such as billing information, quick start guides, access to the SMS console, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Alibaba Cloud SMS supports the subscription billing method and resource packages. Select an optimal billing method based on your needs. For more information, see Pricing.
If you have not published your application or service, you can use the Alibaba Cloud SMS console to send test messages. For more information, see Send a test message.
Video tutorial: Send test messages.
Quick start guides
Send messages to recipients outside the Chinese mainland
Send messages to recipients in the Chinese mainland
The Alibaba Cloud SMS console allows you to create messages, send messages, and view message statistics, including the messaging records and the number of sent messages. You can also configure alert contacts and the method of receiving receipts. For more information, see Console Guide
Alibaba Cloud SMS API allows you to send messages, query the status of messages, or configure callback response. For more information, see List of operations by function.
- OpenAPI Explorer
This method is suitable for users who are comfortable with interactive interfaces or developers who use Alibaba Cloud services for the first time. You can debug API operations and obtain SDK sample requests in OpenAPI Explorer.
- SMS SDKs
Alibaba Cloud SMS provides official SDKs for a variety of programming languages, including Java, Go, C#.Net, PHP, Node.js, TypeScript, and Python. With these SDKs at your disposal, you can quickly and easily add messaging functionality to your application.