Posts tagged texting
7 Tips for Good Texting Etiquitte

​Texting is now one of the main forms of communication, not only in personal use but for business as well. With texting taking the place of phone calls and even email at times, we need to be sure that what we're trying to say will be understood the way we intend.

In schools and universities we have classes for speech, long-form writing and literature, but nothing that prepares us to write 140-160 character messages to our boss. So what does good texting etiquette look like? Here are seven tips to help you navigate the waters of texting in business.

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iMessage Tip: Turn on Read Receipts

​​If you're using an iPhone running iOS 5 or later, you'll notice that some of your text message bubbles appear blue instead of green. That's because when you message a fellow iPhone or iPad user, that text is actually sent via Apple's iMessage service. So what's the difference?

iMessages are actually send over your phone's data connection rather than your carrier's SMS service, meaning those iMessages don't count towards your text message limit (if you have one). In addition iMessage allows you to see when the other person is typing with an ellipses, provides a delivered receipt when your message has successfully gone through, and if it's turned on, will tell you when that person has actually Read that message. Pretty useful stuff.

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