Do spaces and line breaks add to my character count? Brad Down Updated August 07, 2015 01:01 Follow Yes, each line break, space and carriage return adds to your character count. 1 space = 1 character 1 line break = 2 characters Related articles If I use a [firstname] variable in my message how do I count my SMS? How to send an Email SMS (SMTP) How many characters can I have in my text message? Can I upload bulk contacts in a text file?