04/12/2017 09:48
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Happy Birthday! Text messages turns 25!

Happy Birthday! Text messages turns 25!

Summary

Around 96 billion text messages are sent per day in the UK, but the first ever SMS was sent by a gentleman called Neil Papworth on the 3rd of December in 1992.

The first text message simply said: "Merry Christmas."

It has been 25 years since the first text message was ever sent to a mobile phone.

It's hard to imagine a world without the ability to send GIFs or emojis, but people back in the day didn’t have access to such technology.

In the years since its introduction, SMS has enjoyed great popularity though it has been demoted since apps such as WhatsApp came, but in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was the go-to way of communicating with others....read more here.