Woman smashes text messaging world record using Swype app

swypeUsing a smartphone app called Swype, 27-year-old Melissa Thompson destroyed the previous world record for texting, set just this past March by Franklin Page, 24.

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This is the message Franklin texted in 35.54 seconds months ago, and Melissa texted in a remarkable 25.94 seconds using Swype. Both Franklin and Melissa used Samsung devices.

But this record is likely to be broken before Guinness even makes it official, now that others see how significant the speed improvement is using the app—and Swype is apt to see a boost in downloads too.