How to Fool Friends with the iMessage Typing Prank on iPhone and iPad

Have you ever been bored and wanted a new way to fool your friends? There are plenty of ways you can do this with iMessage. But we think the most fun is to be had with the "iPhone typing prank." Check it out.

When you’re messaging someone special or a good friend, there’s nothing more stressful than the “typing” animation in iMessages. It can mean many things: are they trying to decide what to tell you? Are they writing out some long essay to lay on you? You have no idea. That makes it perfect for a funny iMessage typing prank. We’ll show you here what to do if you’re feeling bored and just want to annoy someone.

What this boils down to is very simple: You’re going to download an iMessage typing GIF that looks exactly like the “typing” animation. Then you’re going to send that to your target on Messages. The GIF will play and mimic the typing animation and…well…it’ll keep on playing. They’ll think you’re writing out your last will and testament.

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Here’s How to Play The Typing Prank in iMessages

Step #1. Long tap on the iPhone typing GIF below and select “Save Image.”

iMessage Typing SendingStep #2. Go to a message thread in your Messages app, or start a new one.

Step #3. Tap on the “Photos” icon, then tap on the GIF to select it, then hit send.

Play The Typing Prank in iMessages

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You will end up with something that looks like the image below. (If you want to drive yourself insane, do what we did and send it to yourself.)

iMessage Typing GIF

After doing this, you’ll have sent a GIF that looks uncannily similar to the Messages “typing” animation. If you send it to someone who doesn’t suspect anything, they might just think you’re writing out an essay.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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