The New York Times Will Be Texting Readers Updates From Rio

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There's no need to open The New York Times to get updates from the Olympics in Rio—just shoot the paper a text. Sam Manchester, the deputy sports editor at the Times, will be debuting a two-way texting service during the Games, CNN Money reports. 

Readers who sign up will receive informal—though not personalized—texts from behind-the-scenes of the Olympics, courtesy of Manchester. And yes, you can text back. While Manchester might not have time to reply to every response, he’ll be taking suggestions from readers on topics like what questions he should ask certain athletes. 

If you sign up, you’ll receive three or four texts a day, plus videos, photos, and GIFs. It’s perfect for anyone who’s ever thought, “This sports story is cool and all, but it could really use some more emojis.”

[h/t CNN Money]

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