Creating and sending multimedia messages

Your multimedia files are converted into mobile-optimised format if you are editing messages in the Restricted or Guided mode. To check this option, select Tools > MMS Creation Mode.

To create and send an MMS on your PC, do the following:

  1. Select File > New > Message. A blank message dialog opens.

  2. Click Switch to MMS creation mode.

  3. Select recipients for the message in the following ways:

    • Write the phone number of the recipient to the To: field.

    • Click Select recipients to open the contact database, double-click to select the recipients and click OK.

Similarly, you can add recipients to the Cc: field.

  1. Write a subject for your message.

  2. Write your message in the slide area.

  3. To add a media item to the slide, click either of the following buttons:

    • Add image or video

    • Add music

See the table below for information on supported image, video and music files.

File type

Supported file formats


*.jpg, *.png, *.bmp, *.svg


*.avi, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.mpg, *.wmv, *.mov


*.amr, *.aac, *.m4a, *.mid, *.mp3, *.wav, *.wma


  1. Browse the file you want to add and click Open. The Conversion options dialog box is displayed.

  2. Do either of the following:

    • To use the file as such, click Use original format.

    • To convert the file into mobile-optimised format, define the conversion options and click Convert. See Conversion options for MMS messages. If you select the Use with all in this message check box in the media conversion options, the same options are used automatically when you add more files of the same type.

  3. The selected file is added to the slide.

  4. To add more slides to this message, click Add slide, and repeat steps 5-8.

  5. Click Send message.


Your MMS is sent to the selected recipients.


When sending a message to someone whose contact information is in the contact database, you can write the recipient’s name directly to the To: field and the recipient’s information is retrieved. If the recipient has multiple phone numbers, right-click the contact name to select which phone number to use.

You can also create and send multimedia messages from the Contacts view of Nokia Communication Centre. In the Contacts view, highlight one or more contacts and click Send message. The message editor opens with the recipients’ phone numbers filled in, and you can start creating the multimedia message by clicking Switch to MMS creation mode.

See also

Adding business cards to a message

Changing the slide duration

Editing multimedia messages and slides

Creating and sending multimedia messages