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Experts Explain Why You Should Never Use A Period When Texting With Someone

By Mustafa Gatollari

I'm pretty anal when I text. If I see any errors in grammar or punctuation in my messages, I have to go back and retype the whole thing. I capitalize letters and use periods.

Now this might not seem like much of a feat in the age of predictive text and auto-correcting smartphones, but I used to do the same thing when I'd manually type out texts on my alpha-numeric keypad and no, I didn't use t9, either. 

But according to a 2016 study, a full stop, with periods and all types of "proper"' punctuation in text messages apparently comes off as insincere.