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Mobile instant messaging apps have been around for well over a decade now, pre-dating modern smartphone operating systems. They’ve never been more popular, as the likes of WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and Facebook Messenger accrue hundreds of millions of users.

What does this mean for SMS or text messages though? Well, that’s what we want to find out today. Do you still send traditional text messages to your loved ones? Let us know by answering the poll below.

We’re specifically talking about sending text messages to loved ones or your contacts in general. After all, companies still rely on SMS for things like package tracking, opting out from marketing, and more.

Vote in the poll and leave a comment below if you have more nuanced thoughts on the matter. Still sending text messages to your contacts? Then you can check out our top texting/SMS apps for Android.