What is FlashSMS?

FlashSMS is the type of SMS that appears directly on the main screen of the mobile handheld device without any user interaction and is not saved in the inbox. This feature is considered an additional functionality for standard SMS delivery. It’s designed to immediately catch the recipient’s attention and mostly used to deliver sensitive and time-critical messages. 

Oftenly used for sending One Time Passwords, Pin-codes, credit card information, information related to legal matters, or emergency messages that need to be seen right away by the intended recipient. 

Note: FlashSMS is not supported by all networks or in all countries. Therefore we cannot guarantee that they will be delivered as FlashSMS but instead, it might be delivered as a normal SMS. 

In rare cases, FlashSMS might even be blocked by the local mobile network 

By activating FlashSMS I confirm that I have read, understood and accepted these restrictions.

To enable FlashSMS, follow the steps below. 

1. In your dashboard page, scroll down to Account then click on Settings. 

2. Under Account, look for FlashSMS is now disabled. 

3. Click the radio button to enable the FlashSMS. 

4. Click the Save button. 

5. A confirmation message will appear on the upper right hand that says Success on the "Account settings updated".  


If you have any questions, please send an email to support@sms.to