text messaging


Definition of text messaging

: the sending of short text messages electronically especially from one cell phone to another

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However, that was written before the FCC classified text messaging as an information service. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages," 17 Dec. 2018 Very slick, Ted Cruz & Texas Republicans. pic.twitter.com/oyIU2TzoA4 — Jerry Ochoa (@jerryochoa) September 5, 2018 O’Rourke’s campaign has aggressively used text messaging to reach voters, the Times’s Kevin Roose noted. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Somebody posing as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign sent texts proposing voter fraud," 6 Sep. 2018 The president’s team instead is planning to go around the platforms as much as possible and reach supporters directly, making use of old-school text messaging. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How China complicates Apple’s chest-thumping about privacy," 25 Oct. 2018 Most Shanghai shoppers don’t even carry a wallet—almost everything can be purchased with a QR code on WeChat, the do-it-all app for text messaging, social media, news updates, exchanging money, ordering food, and more. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Designers to Watch and the Trends to Know From Shanghai Fashion Week," 18 Oct. 2018 The Garmin inReach Explorer Satellite Communicator ($449.99) provides two-way text messaging, an interactive SOS, and the ability to track and share your location with family and friends. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 That’s what text messaging, and to some extent for some people, tweets, can do for written language. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The way we text says a lot about our personality," 7 Nov. 2018 Twilio, which went public in 2016, focused on the building blocks needed to integrate voice calling, text messaging, video, web and mobile chat and, more recently, moved into the call-center business. Maria Armental, WSJ, "Twilio to Buy SendGrid in $2 Billion Stock Deal," 15 Oct. 2018 FaceTime and Messages Many of us spend big chunks of that glued-to-the-screen time with text messaging, so Apple made major additions to the Messages app, bringing it more in line with third-party apps like Snapchat. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "iOS 12, thoroughly reviewed," 17 Sep. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of text messaging was in 1982

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text messaging

text mes·​sag·​ing | \ -ˈme-si-jiŋ\

Kids Definition of text messaging

: the sending of messages electronically usually from one cell phone to another

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