Facebook SMS Service

Stay in touch with your family and friends using Facebook through SMS and MMS.

No activation is required. All you have to do is turn your mobile texts feature on by visiting your settings page on facebook. You will need to subscribe to your friends' status updates to receive SMS notification.

Send SMS messages in the following formats to short-code 3220:

 
Status 

[<content>]

[@ <content>]

 
Sets user’s status to <content>

[stat]

[status]

Query last three friend’s status
[sub <name>]

[subscribe <name>]
Subscribe to friend’s status updates

[unsub <name>]

[unsubscribe <name>]

Unsubscribe from friend’s status updates
 Messages
[m <content>]
[msg <content>]
[message <content>]
Initiate Facebook SMS Message
[p]
[poke]
Initiate Facebook SMS Poke Message
[w]
[wall] 
Initiate Facebook SMS Wall Message
[note <content>]  Posts <content> as a note on your Facebook Wall
Friends
[add <name>] Sends a friend request to <name>
Search / Info / Help

[s <name>]
[srch <name>]
[search <name>]

[find <name>]

 Searches Facebook for <name>
[info <name>]
Displays profile information for <name>

[c <name>]
[cell <name>]
[cellular <name>]
[phone <name>]

[mobile <name>]

Displays a phone number for <name>

[addr <name>]

[address <name>]

Displays an address for <name>
[email <name>] Displays the email address for <name>
[help] Returns a short list of commands

[off]

[arret]

Disable Facebook Texts

Facebook Mobile MMS service

You can upload photos or videos to your Facebook profile from your phone using Multimedia Messaging Service MMS.

Here are some tips to help you:

  • To find out what your personalized upload email address is, please take the following steps:

    1. Go to your Publisher, located at the top of your Facebook Wall, and click the Photos button next to "Attach"
    2. Select "Upload a Photo"
    3. Click the "upload via email" link.

    A dialog box will appear with your personalized upload email and further information about using this feature. Be sure to save your upload email address as a contact for easy access.

  • To send a photo/video to Facebook, send MMS to your personalized email address
  • Pictures and videos are directly posted to your user’s profile under Mobile Uploads Album.

Tariffs

  • No activation charge
  • SMS – regular SMS rate (no premium charges)
  • MMS – regular MMS rate (no premium charges)*
  • Data (for Facebook Internet browsing) – regular pay per use or regular data package charges depending on which option you choose*

*Except if you are roaming in which case roaming charges are applied by operators you roam with.

1. Do I need activation before I can use this service?

No activation is required. The service is available to all du customers as long as you have registered your profile with Facebook.

2. Facebook Mobile SMS services. How does it work?

You could send SMS messages with the relevant SMS commands to the shortcode 3220 for the features below:

Status 

[<content>]

[@ <content>]

 
Sets user’s status to <content>

[stat]

[status]

Query last three friend’s status
[sub <name>]

[subscribe <name>]
Subscribe to friend’s status updates

[unsub <name>]

[unsubscribe <name>]

Unsubscribe from friend’s status updates
 Messages
[m <content>]
[msg <content>]
[message <content>]
Initiate Facebook SMS Message
[p]
[poke]
Initiate Facebook SMS Poke Message
[w]
[wall] 
Initiate Facebook SMS Wall Message
[note <content>]  Posts <content> as a note on your Facebook Wall
Friends
[add <name>] Sends a friend request to <name>
Search / Info / Help

[s <name>]
[srch <name>]
[search <name>]

[find <name>]

 Searches Facebook for <name>
[info <name>]
Displays profile information for <name>

[c <name>]
[cell <name>]
[cellular <name>]
[phone <name>]

[mobile <name>]

Displays a phone number for <name>

[addr <name>]

[address <name>]

Displays an address for <name>
[email <name>] Displays the email address for <name>
[help] Returns a short list of commands

[off]

[arret]

Disable Facebook Texts

Responses
If there is ambiguity of the <name> in a query, a message will be sent like:

"Which Ahmad?  Reply the # for info:
1. Ahmad Muhammad (Facebook)
2. Ahmad Tawfiq (Lansing / East Lansing, MI)

Responding with ‘n’, ‘next’ or ’more’ will display additional search results or message text if present.

Other Notifications
If you do not send an SMS in 45 days, your account will be inactivated and the following reminder message will be sent to you:

You have not used Facebook texts in over 45 days. Notifications will be turned off. To continue receiving Facebook Mobile Texts, reply "ON" within 48 hours.

Poke notification:
You have been poked on Facebook by {name}.
Reply 'p' to poke {first_name} back.

Message notification:
Facebook msg from {name}
Subj: {subject}
{Message content}
...('n' for next)
Reply to msg {name} back.

Wall notification:
{name} wrote on your Facebook wall:
{Message content}
...('n' for next)
Reply to msg {name} back.

Add Friend notification:
{name} has requested to add you as a friend on Facebook.
Reply 'add' to add, or 'info' to get profile.

Photo-tag notification:
{name} added a photo of you on Facebook.
[photo-link]

Photo comment notification:
{name} commented on your photo.
[photo-link]

Note comment notification:
{name} commented on your note.
[note-link]

3. Facebook Mobile MMS services. How does it work?

You can upload photos or video to your Facebook profile from your phone using MMS

  1. To find out what your personalized upload email address is, please take the following steps:

    Step 1. Go to your Publisher, located at the top of your Facebook Wall, and click the Photos button next to "Attach"
    Step 2. Select "Upload a Photo"
    Step 3. Click the "upload via email" link.

    A dialog box will appear with your personalized upload email and further information about using this feature. Be sure to save your upload email address as a contact for easy access.

  2. To send a photo/video to Facebook, send MMS to your personalized email address
  3. Pictures and videos are directly posted to your user’s profile under Mobile Uploads Album.

4. Can I use my mobile handset to access Facebook like I usually browse on Internet?

Yes, as long as you have the mobile handset with the browsing capability. Standard data charges apply. You are advised to subscribe to affordable du data packages for a worry-free browsing experience.

5. Is there any activation fee for this service?

There is no activation fee charged for using this service.

6. How much do I have to pay?

SMS – regular SMS rate (no premium charges) – only charged for SMS you sent NOT SMS received
MMS – regular MMS rate (no premium charges)*
Data (for Facebook Internet browsing) – regular pay per use or regular data package charges depending on which option you choose*

*Except if you are roaming which roaming charges are applied by operators you roam with

7. Can I use these services in my desired languages, for example Arabic?

There are different language options available for the web version, but not the SMS commands. However content of the message can be in your desired language if your handset allows composition of the desired language and the language availability on facebook. If you prefer to communicate in Arabic, make sure you select Arabic on the www.facebook.com