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

Dec 4, 2013 - 20 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

20 Comments

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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:

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  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:

    HOW DO I SAVE THE GIF OR COPY IT OR WHATEVER I CANT SEND IT IT JUST SENDS A LINK
    HELP
    ME

  9. Juliane says:

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

  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:

    HAHHAHAHAHHAHAH πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

  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

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