Text Messaging Facts

Did you know that 8 trillion text messages are sent every day worldwide? Breaking it down, that comes out to 15.2 million text messages sent per minute. Our research team has done a deep dive and pulled together some interesting text messaging facts that we think you'll find thought-provoking.

Our specially designed text message clocks below are updated in real time and illustrate the staggering the number of texts that are sent each day, month and year.

Text messages sent this day

Text messages sent this month

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Did you know these facts about text messaging and SMS?


times per day

Average American checks their phone 46 times per day


hours a week

The average adult spends a total of 23 hours a week texting


under 5 sec

Text messages are read on average in under five seconds


texts per day

The average Millennial exchanges an average of 67 text messages per day


American women text 14% more than men

Text Messages vs. Emails

90 min 90 sec

It takes the average person 90 minutes to respond to email, but only 90 seconds to respond to a text message

20% 98%

Text messages have a 98% open rate, while email has only a 20% open rate

SOURCE: https://onereach.com/blog/45-texting-statistics-that-prove- businesses-need-to-start-taking-sms-seriously/ has all of the individual sources