One of the advantages that iMessage has over text messaging is that an indicator is displayed when the other person in the conversation is typing a message. This simple animation gives you a heads-up of an incoming message; I often find myself staring at the dancing dots until the message eventually comes through.
That same feature can also be the center of a prank. Yesterday I spotted a tweet from @Panzer linking to a GIF-based iMessage prank. I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on the link, but I was not disappointed.
What you'll need to do in order to pull off the prank is visit this page on the Miscellaneous Mischief Web site using your iPhone. Save the GIF displayed under Step 1 to your iPhone's Camera Roll by placing your finger on the image until the prompt to save is displayed. Don't worry if the picture isn't moving when you view it in your Camera Roll, it will become animated as soon as you tap Send in iMessage.
Once you have that GIF saved to your iPhone, you can copy and paste it into any iMessage conversation and it will give the impression to the recipient that you're typing. And typing. And typing. With no end in sight.
The top typing bubble is the animated GIF. The bottom bubble is... [Read more]