The 9 Unwritten Rules of Texting Etiquette

Most of us and especially the younger generations prefer texting to calling.

Below are 9 golden rules of texting according to a relevant article of Sammy Nickalls at Lifehack.

1. One SMS is enough

2. Always respond

3. Keep the other person’s schedule in mind

4. Don’t text a novel

5. Don’t call in response to a text

6. Avoid sarcasm

7. Respond proportionally

8. DO NOT TYPE IN ALL CAPS

9. Use the right texting laughter

Ha: When you don’t really find something funny

Haha: When you don’t really find something funny, but you are trying to be polite

Hahaha: When their text made you smile

Hahahaha: When you sincerely laughed

Lol: Use when you want the sincerity of your laughter to be a mystery. Did you really laugh out loud? Nobody knows! You’re so mysterious!

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