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Setting up the Amazon Pinpoint SMS Channel

To send SMS messages with Amazon Pinpoint, you need an Amazon Pinpoint project in which the SMS channel is enabled.

You can create a new project with SMS support by using AWS Mobile Hub. In the AWS Mobile Hub console, create a project, and add the Messaging & Analytics feature. Then, enable the SMS channel as part of that feature. After you create a project in Mobile Hub, the project becomes available in Amazon Pinpoint.

You can also enable the SMS channel for an existing project by using the Settings page in the Amazon Pinpoint console. For more information, see Managing the Amazon Pinpoint SMS Channel.

To create a project with SMS support

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Mobile Hub console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/mobilehub.

  2. If you have other Mobile Hub projects, choose Create new mobile project. If this is your first project, skip this step because you are taken directly to the page for creating a new project.

  3. Enter a project name. The name you enter will be the name of your project in the Amazon Pinpoint console.

  4. For the region, keep US East (Virginia).

  5. Choose Create project. Mobile Hub creates the project and shows the Pick and configure features for your project page.

  6. Choose Messaging & Analytics.

  7. On the Messaging & Analytics page, for What engagement features do you want to enable?, choose Messaging.

  8. For What Messaging Channels do you want to enable?, choose SMS.

  9. For Do you want to enable SMS messaging?, choose Enable.

  10. For What engagement features do you want to enable?, choose Analytics, and choose Enable. With analytics enabled, Amazon Pinpoint provides metrics about your SMS campaign activity.

In the Amazon Pinpoint console, you can specify SMS preferences. For more information, see Managing the Amazon Pinpoint SMS Channel.