A Very Dumb Yet Amusing iMessage Prank: Infinite Typing Indicator GIF

Dec 4, 2013 - 36 Comments

Now that the iMessage protocol supports animated gifs, you can play an incredibly stupid prank on your friends by sending them this amusing animated image of the infamous “typing” animation that plays when the person on the other end of an iMessage conversation is in the midst of a reply.

All you need to do is send someone a message or two that suggests a juicy reply is coming.. then copy and paste the animated gif below of the ‘typing’ indicator, which loops continuously, and send that instead of another message:

iMessage sending animated gif

The result; it looks like you are typing for 200 years, possibly an eternity, as the recipient waits ever impatiently for a reply.

iMessage prank

This little trick comes from the appropriately named site “Miscellaneous Mischief“, and though it made the rounds about a month ago, I wasn’t convinced it would work until someone played the prank on me today… so if I fell for it, then I’m sure other iPhone and iPad users will too. Give it a try, it’s good fun. It works for OS X too, but if you really want to play a (terribly horrible no good) prank on a Mac user, give them a fake kernel panic with this.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPhone


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  1. Kaje says:

    All my friends were getting mad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. Sergio says:

    How do I get this

  3. Belllllllllllllla says:


  4. Alyssa says:

    Teach me

  5. Ely says:

    How to save it.. Teach me pls

  6. Sacha says:

    Thanks. I’ll have a laugh with this one. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  7. kat says:

    how can inget this one

  8. Juliane says:


  9. Juliane says:

    You have to press on the gif until the save thing pops

  10. tyler says:

    just long-press the 3 dots that is animated on the top and save image . and there you have it. send it on imessage

  11. Cole says:

    Lol it was funnyπŸ˜‚

  12. Tomo says:

    Haha this is awesome! All my friends fall for it!

  13. Rebecca says:


  14. Rebecca says:

    Everyone, quick tip! If you want to save it hold it down :)

  15. Eulesses says:

    This doesn’t work anymore

  16. Eulesses says:

    The proper size of this gif doesn’t pop up correctly the size is too big

  17. Eulesses says:

    When you send it to facebook messenger

  18. Emily says:

    It made my friends phone die XD lmao good one

  19. Nikki says:

    My friends aren’t stupid enough

  20. john says:

    can you make the latest FB typing gif I want to prank someone. . . . .

    thanks in advance

  21. Tyce says:

    This really works thank you!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘πŸ€‘. #πŸ˜€

  22. Funny says:


  23. Brenna says:

    I got my sister good with it she said “ok plz stop”

  24. Bob says:

    Didn’t work

  25. J kole says:

    It doesn’t work if Santa doesn’t have an iPhone

  26. Hannah says:

    Does it work on iPad mini?

  27. Kayla says:

    I was fighting with my friend and she wouldn’t text back so I left her there with it XD

  28. Deez nutz says:

    It works
    1.hold it down and paste
    2.go to iMessage
    3.go to one of ur friends
    4.hold down on the message bar untell it says paste and click paste and send it😊😊😊😊😊

  29. Deez nutz says:

    Btw it’s Halloween 😌

  30. Joshua roberts says:

    Add me on my Facebook my name is Joshua Roberts I’m Filipino

    How can I send small because is end it to my gf its so big

  31. Tobias says:

    I have do this befor and its amazing

  32. Chelsi says:

    It doesn’t work in messengerπŸ˜­πŸ–•πŸ”«

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