Study finds people are texting as fast as they type on a keyboard

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Do you speed text? A new study shows that people are now texting on their phones nearly as fast as they can type on a keyboard.

There were 37,000 volunteers in 160 countries that took the "text" test for speed and accuracy. The average person texted 36 words per minute.

Using the two-thumb method increased the speed to 38 words per minute-- and it appears age counts. Those from 10 to 19 averaged 10 words more per minute than people in their 40's.

On average, the volunteers spend around six hours a day using a mobile device.

By the way, most people can tap out 35 to 65 words per minute on a keyboard.
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