Do you want to text a 5 digit number, and are wondering how to do so?

Five digit numbers – often called ‘short codes’, are a great way for companies to encourage text responses. But how are you actually supposed to send a message to them?

Thankfully, the process is quite easy. In this article, I’ll be teaching you how to text 5 or 6 digit numbers, how to know if your text message went through, and also share a bit about why businesses use short codes in the first place!

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular applications in the entire world, with over 2 billion monthly active users.

But what is it about WhatsApp that makes it better than texting, anyway?

It turns out, there are a lot of wonderful reasons that make WhatsApp superior. And by understanding each of them, it becomes obvious why WhatsApp has risen to such great popularity!

In this article, I’ll cover 8 benefits of WhatsApp, and why you should consider using it if you aren’t already.

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Are you an Android user, and are wondering if the other person can see you typing?

Or, perhaps you’re using an iPhone, and you want to know whether the other person has even started replying to your message yet.

In either case, this can lead you to wonder – can iPhones see when Android phones are typing? If so, how? If not, why not?

In this article, we’ll be answering all of these questions and more!

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Have you ever wondered about what actually happens to a text message when the receiver’s phone is turned off?

Where does the message go? Will it be delivered when their phone is turned back on, and how long will it take after that? How do the carriers actually handle this sort of thing?

These are all fantastic questions. In this article, we’ll be covering all of this and more!

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Did you recently get a new phone number, and are considering how you’ll notify all of your previous contacts?

The truth is, there is definitely a right way, and a wrong way to go about it.

In this article, I’ll first be sharing best practices when sharing your new number.

Then, I will also give you some example templates that you’re welcome to copy and paste to others – or use as inspiration to craft your own.

Intro (first go over best practices, than example)

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Are you texting somebody on your Android phone, and see a lock message within or near the conversation thread?

This can be confusing to see, especially if it just happened recently for the first time, or you aren’t sure what it means.

Thankfully, it’s not something to worry about, and there’s actually an interesting explanation for it!

In this article, I’ll be going over what the lock icon actually means, and how you can disable it if you want to.

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