Get started

  1. Check if GOV.UK Notify is right for you

    Read about our features, pricing and roadmap.

    Check whether your organisation can use Notify.

  2. Create an account

    Create an account for free and add your first Notify service. When you add a new service it will start in trial mode.

  3. Write some messages

    Add message templates with examples of the content you plan to send. You can use our guidance to help you.

  4. Set up your service

    Review your settings to add message branding, reply-to addresses and sender information.

    Add team members and check their permissions.

  5. Set up an API integration (optional)

    You can use the Notify API to send messages automatically.

    Our documentation explains how to integrate the API with a web application or back office system.

  6. Start sending messages

    When you’re ready to send messages to people outside your team, go to the Settings page and select Request to go live. We’ll approve your request within one working day.

    Check how to pay if you’re planning to send letters or exceed the free text message allowance.