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Fun Fact: First text message was sent 25-years-ago

Posted at 11:50 PM, Dec 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 00:01:47-05

You might not have known, but Sunday the text message turned 25-years-old.

According to Mashable, the first text message was sent on December 2, 1992 from Neil Papworth, a former developer at Sema Group Telecoms.

Apparently, “back in the day,” mobile phones did not have keypads, so Papaworth typed the first ever message on a PC.

Papworth’s first message truly celebrated the holiday season. It was “Merry Christmas,” and was sent successfully to a friend and Vodafone employee Richard Jarvis.