The ability to use text templates is a feature every cell phone has but few people use simply because they didn’t know it was there.
A text template is nothing but a predefined phrase that you can load in while composing a text message or replying to one. Even on the cheapest cell phone made, you can usually have up to 10 phrases set.
What should you use for your text templates? Here are 5 of them.
1. “OK, thank you”
Many times all you want to do is just send an acknowledgement that you received a message. Some just type “k” and send, but that can be interpreted as terse. Having the template of ‘OK, thank you’ is good to have when you want to send a quick reply and at least give the apperance (keyword there) of proper acknowledgement.
2. “Sorry it took a while to reply, I was busy, [continue message here]“
Life happens and you can’t always reply to texts right away. You want to be nice about it, so if you use the above template, it saves you a ton of typing and then you can continue your text reply.
3. “Send that to my email [insert your email address here] please”
Some text conversations need to “graduate” to email, but as everyone knows it can be a pain actually typing out your email address in a text message. With a template ready that has your email address in it, that annoyance is eliminated.
4. “Here’s my number [your phone number here] add me to your phone”
Yes, it’s true that for every text received, your phone number is obviously provided with it. However, some people actually need the message sent to them to add you in so you don’t have to tell them over and over again. Having this template ready is good for that.
5. “I’m driving right now, will get in touch later”
This is probably the most important text template you can have on your phone. Texting while driving is obviously stupid and dangerous. If you receive a text while driving and then pull up to a stop light where you have a minute to send a text while your car is stationary, send this template, put the phone down and continue driving to wherever it is you’re going.
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