Add or remove audio from your multimedia message

The features in this article are not available to wireless service subscribers in the United States. The Outlook Mobile Service is restricted to text messages only in the United States.

Outlook Mobile Service makes it easy to insert audio clips to enhance your multimedia messages. The clips can be either from Clip Organizer, or from your own personal audio files.

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Add an audio file

Preview an audio file

Remove audio from your multimedia message

Size limitations for multimedia messages

Add an audio file

  1. In a new multimedia message, click the slide that you want to add an audio file.

  2. On the Multimedia Message tab, in the Insert group, click the arrow under Sound.

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  3. Do one of the following:

    • To add an audio file that is on your computer or an external disk, click From File. Locate the folder that contains the file, and then double-click the file that you want to add.

    • To add an audio clip from Clip Organizer, click Sound from Clip Organizer, scroll to the clip that you want in the Clip Art task pane, and then click it to add it to the slide.

    • You can also click the Sound button on the slide to add an audio file. The name of the audio file will appear at the bottom of the multimedia slide.

      Notes: 

      • If the selected slide already contains an audio file, then the new file will automatically replace the old one.

      • To include more than one audio file in the multimedia message, add a new slide, and then repeat Steps 1 to 3.

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Preview an audio file

You can preview the audio file by clicking the Play sound button at the bottom of the slide.

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Remove audio from your multimedia message

  1. Click the slide from which you want to remove the audio file.

  2. Click Remove next to the audio file's name.

    Tip: To replace an audio file with a new one, select the slide that has the audio file, and then insert a new audio file. The new file will automatically replace the old file.

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Size limitations for multimedia messages

Multimedia messages have a maximum message size that is set by your service provider. The message size of a multimedia message is the sum of the attachments in all its slides. If the size of a multimedia message that only has audio flies and text exceeds the maximum limit allowed, a warning message is displayed. To reduce the overall size, you can remove slides or replace the audio files with files of a smaller size.

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