Text messages

Send thousands of free text messages to UK and international numbers with GOV.UK Notify.

Create an account and try Notify for yourself.

Features

Notify makes it easy to:

  • create reusable text message templates
  • personalise the content of your texts
  • send and schedule bulk messages

You can also integrate with our API to send text messages automatically.

Receive text messages

Let people send messages to your service or reply to your texts.

You can see and reply to the messages you receive, or set up your own automated processes to manage replies.

Contact us to request a unique number for text message replies.

Show people who your texts are from

When you send a text message with Notify, the sender name tells people who it's from.

You can change the text message sender name from the default of 'GOVUK' in your service settings.

Pricing

Each service you set up has a free annual allowance. After that it costs 1.58 pence (plus VAT) to send a text to a UK number.

The free allowance is:

  • 250,000 free text messages for central government services
  • 25,000 free text messages for other public sector services

See pricing for more details.