With emojis, sketching, and abbreviation-filled lingo your mom聽can鈥檛 always understand聽(WTH), texting has become an ultra-fun and (mostly) efficient way to communicate. In fact, Americans prefer texting to talking, with fewer people than ever using their phone to actually place calls. Crazy, right? Since savvy teens and millennials have helped lead the texting charge,聽Wattpad, a global multi-platform entertainment company, recently surveyed over 1,000聽people between the ages of 16-34 (AKA GenY) to better understand their behaviors, thoughts, and habits. This was inspired by the launch of Textrovert, a book by one of Wattpad鈥檚 most read writers, Lindsey Summers. Scroll on for the surprising stats to聽figure out where you stack up.

Surprising Stats About Texting

1. Teens love to power-text.聽We鈥檙e not strangers when it comes to messaging for much of the day, but Wattpad鈥檚 research shows that a quarter of 16-18-year-olds text more than 100 times each day. We鈥檙e surprised their fingers haven鈥檛 fallen off yet.

2. More than half of teens and millennials use read receipts.聽Read receipts can be a slippery slope, putting pressure on you to respond ASAP once you鈥檝e opened a message. Even so, 55 percent of teens and millennials *do* have them enabled.

3. Sneaky texting happens a lot more than you might think.聽About half (47.2 percent) of teens and millennials admit to texting from another person鈥檚 phone while pretending to be them. Whoa! Wait here while we scroll through our sent messages to make sure there aren鈥檛 any imposter texts.

4. Waiting to respond is a real thing.聽Do you ever intentionally wait to respond to a text? Turns out, it鈥檚 definitely not just you. On average, teens and millennials wait about 10 minutes before sending a message back 鈥 and think others should do the same.

Most Embarrassing Text Mishaps

Wattpad鈥檚 survey shows聽that 90 percent of teens and millennials have accidentally sent a text to the wrong person, including their mom, crush, ex, and boss. Unfortunately, we鈥檝e totally been there too. Here are a few more stats on embarrassing texting mix-ups:

How often do you text? What鈥檚 the most hilarious or embarrassing message you鈥檝e ever sent or received? Tell us on Twitter @BritandCo!

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