Gone are the days when people used to send those boring, wordy text messages. We are now living in a virtual era, and as time is passing, we are becoming more and more dependent on the virtual world around us. Today, we communicate through images and animation more rather than words.

But how can you catch up and get rid of those boring texts like your peers and colleagues? In this article, we will tell you all about how to send animated texts using your Android or iOS device.

How to send animated texts on iPhone?

Become more expressive through trendy messaging with effects and animations by simply changing the way you communicate on messages. If you don’t know how to do it on an iPhone, worry not, because we are here to tell you how you can do it.

Whether it’s your friend’s birthday or your first message to your crush, impress them by sending an expressive text message that they can’t ignore.

Enable Auto-play message effects

First of all, enable your auto-play message effects on your iPhone. Here is how to do it: go into the settings first. There you’ll see General settings, press that, and then touch on Accessibility. As the window will open, you’ll see an option of “Reduce Motion.” Enable it first and then enable Auto-play messages.

If it is not enabled, you won’t be able to receive animated texts.

Best effects in iPhone for texting

Once you have enabled auto-play, let’s try sending your friend an animated message with effects. Firstly, open your message window and type your desired message or attach an image. Before you press send, you will see a blue arrow pointing upwards; hold that icon for a few seconds and you will get an option to choose between two effects – bubble effect and full-screen effect. If you’ll choose bubble effect, you’ll get four options: slam, loud, gentle, and invisible ink.

As the name suggests, the Slam effect will slam down your message on the receiver’s screen. If you choose loud, it would first expand your sent message and shake the screen before it gets to its normal size. Moreover, if you select a gentle effect, your message will appear smaller at first, before it returns to its normal size. Lastly, invisible ink would blur your message and would only reveal when the receiver taps on it or swipes.

However, if you wish to bombard your friend’s screen with a full-screen effect, then you have plenty of options to choose from. The echo effects make copies of your message and scatter it all over the receiver’s screen. Another one is the spotlight effect. It highlights your message and shadows the screen. If you are sending a birthday message, then the balloon effect would look great, as it sends your message with a bunch of colorful balloons.

Apart from these, more full-screen effects include confetti, love, lasers, fireworks, shooting stars, and celebration. All of these are perfect for multiple occasions and normal chatting as well.

On the contrary, if you receive a message with effect and wish to see it once again, then you have an option to replay it. Press on the replay icon and enjoy the message once again.

How to send animated GIF in a text message from android phones?

All of us use GIF images when we are texting or commenting on social media sites, but did you know that you can also send GIF texts. If you didn’t, then we are going to tell you how you can do it.

If you don’t know what GIF stands for, the term basically is an abbreviation for graphic interchange format. These are moving images.

To send GIF texts from your android phone, you will have to download a GIF application or keyboard from the Google Play store. Not only you’ll be able to send GIFs in text messages, but you can also customize them as well.

GIF application recommendations

Some of the best applications for GIFs that you can easily download from Google Play are mentioned here for your ease.

One of the leading GIF apps these days is the GIF keyboard by Tenor. There are millions of GIFs available, and you can search by category as well. Another one is Giphy, which allows you to save and share gifs from its huge collection. Gboard is also an amazing application through which you cannot only save and share GIFs on multiple platforms, but you can also do glide typing and voice typing. Apart from these three, there is a swift keyboard and Fleksy as well.