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Jan 15th 2014, 11:30, by Nick Mediati

Nobody uses phones as phones anymore.

Okay, I suppose some people still do, but if you're like me, texting is the new calling, and the few calls you do make are along the lines of, "I'll text you when I get there." With that in mind, it's a good idea to make sure you're getting your message across as clearly as possible through text. Here are some ways to do just that.

Use text shortcuts

Both iOS and Android allow you to specify text shortcuts—shorthand blurbs that you enter and that expand to a longer word or phrase when you tap the spacebar. For instance, you can have "brb" turn into "be right back," or make "donotapprove" turn into "ಠ_ಠ".

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Keyboard shortcuts make it easier to express your rage in text messages.

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