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Phone Texting Options

Phone Texting Options

Phone Texting Options

Texting – many apps are available.

Texting is the new way to communicate in today’s world. According to PEW research, some 83% of American adults own cell phones and three-quarters of them (73%) send and receive text messages. However, once you send the text through mobile smartphones’ standard texting applications, you cannot undo or unsend the message. This implies that an impulsive text at the wrong moment can be disastrous.

Phone Texting Options

Thankfully, there are alternative messaging apps that offer more robust features. A simple search of the Android or Apple app stores will offer you many possibilities. And reading the reviews and features can help you decide which best matches your needs. These messaging applications all have different feature sets, but can offer very useful features, such as:

  • Allowing you to undo sent messages, so they don’t show on the other person’s phone
  • Asking you if you are sure you want to send the message with a popup before you send it – most of us have accidentally hit ‘Send’ at some point, sometimes with disastrous results!
  • Allowing you to schedule messages to be sent at specific times

Most people will have heard of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Viber, but there are many other alternatives. For example, take a look at Telegram, ChompSMS, Hoverchat and Go SMS Pro. In short, you do not have to feel pigeonholed by your smartphone’s native texting application. You can find other phone texting options in the appropriate app store which are free or inexpensive and that let you take more control of your text.