Apparently sexting isn't the only heart-pounding activity young adults are getting into on their mobile devices. According to a survey from free texting app textPlus, half of young adults surveyed (ages 18-24) say they've discussed the upcoming election on their mobile devices via text message. More than half (56 percent) say they've specifically chatted about the presidential candidates.
The survey of 764 young people showed overall that they want to participate in voting and plan to use text messaging as the main mode of communicating about it.
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With an estimated 16.8 million teens and young adults becoming eligible to vote this year, textPlus was wise to partner with Rock the Vote -- which has been encouraging young people to vote for 20 years. Rock the Vote's ads will appear within the textPlus app; users can click on the ads and will be redirected to Rock the Vote's website where they can register to vote.
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With the textPlus app (similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger), users can chat in-app for free. And, if you're like about half of the young people surveyed, when you chat with your friends you'll be encouraging them to vote.
Have you discussed the election via text message? How about on Facebook or Twitter? Tell us in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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