Stop sending this Message on Whatsapp
Although punctuation is ideal in messages, linguists believe that ending sentences with a dot is “negative and aggressive,” according to the BBC.
Gritchen McCulloch, an Internet linguist, says young people see the “point” as a sign of brazenness.
“If you are a young person and send a message to a user, the default way to dismantle your ideas is to send each idea into a new message, because the importance lies in the message itself, and any addition to its hierarchy may take a different interpretation.”
A study by Binghamton University in 2015 found that students see text messages marked with a punctuation mark as “less honest” than others.