Difference between Texting and Messaging

1. Texting :
Texting is one of the oldest method of communication, and now a days it is less used after messaging came into market. With the help of texting initially individuals only communicate with each other via sending text messages to each other. For sending and receiving text messages no application (app) is required. It works without internet connection and very useful for communication when there is no internet facility as well the user has no smart phone, laptop, tablet for communication as it can be done with a normal cell phone. It is independent upon any specific platform so a user sending text message a receiver can receive that with a mobile phone.

Here are some of distinctive qualities that set texting apart from messaging :

  • It is a universal platform.
  • No installation and sign in necessary.
  • It is a traditional method of communication.
  • Texting only needs a cell phone.
  • Works well without internet connectivity.
  • Mostly used in official information sharing.
  • No tension of installing any additional application.

2. Messaging :
Messaging is one of the popular method of communication now a days which enables real time communication. With the help of messaging, individuals can make text message, audio video message, images and in addition to this. For sending and receiving instant messages one specific application (app) is required. It requires active internet connection for communication and also requires smart phone, laptop, tablet having internet facility. It is dependent upon specific platform so a sender messaging in a particular app the sender should have that app to access the message.

Here are some of distinctive qualities that set messaging apart from texting :

  • It is is growing rapidly.
  • It offers users variety.
  • It supports group conversations.
  • Location isn’t an added cost.
  • It appeals to younger generations.
  • Platforms are constantly a work in progress.
  • Messaging is instant.
  • it has a promising future.



Difference between Texting and Messaging :



S.No. TEXTING MESSAGING
01. Texting is one of the oldest method of communication, and now a days it is less used after messaging came into market. Messaging is one of the popular method of communication now a days which enables real time communication.
02. With the help of texting initially individuals only communicate with each other via sending text messages to each other. With the help of messaging, individuals can make text message, audio video message, images and in addition to this.
03. For text message sending and receiving no application (app) is required. Common or same messaging application needs to be installed on both the sender and receiver side.
04. For texting internet connection is not mandatory. For messaging internet connection is mandatory.
05. Texting is independent upon any specific platform so a user sending text message a receiver can receive that with a mobile phone. Messaging is dependent upon specific platform so a sender messaging in a particular app the sender should have that app to access the message.
06. Texting does not a smart phone, it can be done with a cell phone having no internet facility. Messaging requires a smart phone, laptop, tablet having internet facility.
07. No installation and sign in required to use default texting feature of phone. Installation and sign in required for the user to use a new messaging application.
08. Text messages have limit on messaging. Mainly limited to 160 characters or like this. Instant messaging has no limit on number of characters. User can send the message without worrying about the message length.
09. It is less secure than instant messaging. It is more secure than text messages.
10. It does not support asynchronous messaging means start, stop then restart a conversation. It supports asynchronous messaging means start, stop then restart a conversation.

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