What is a Short Code?

A short code is a short mobile number, usually 5 or 6 digits, which is used as a destination address for two-way messaging. Short codes are only active on a national level, meaning only end users who have a phone number of the country in which the short code is issued are able to successfully text towards this number. The capacities of short codes differentiate from country to country

There are two types of Short Code:

  1. A unique Short Code; and
  2. A shared MessageBird Short Code.

We currently offer a standard shared short code option directly available to users in the UK and Netherlands, where keywords are the unique recognition points used to differentiate traffic.

If you would like to set up a keyword on a shared short code, or get your own short code, please contact our Sales team with your requirements on sales@messagebird.com