The first text message was sent 25 years ago today. That makes it older than Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Harry Styles.
If you’re wondering, the first ever text message said “Merry Christmas.”
It’s hard to get an accurate figure of the total, but according to Statistics Brain, in June of this year, over 781 billion text messages were sent and received in the US alone. That’s incredible.
And although messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook have made a dent into the numbers of people sending texts worldwide, there are places where texting is the default messaging tool.