5 Times A GIF Reply Was More Appropriate Than An Emoji

Plus the best thing to happen to your phone.
by Macy Alcaraz   |  Nov 20, 2014
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Don't you sometimes wish you could send a GIF instead of an emoji to your friend? Like why use words (or emojis) if a moving image perfectly conveys your message? Today's your lucky day, because there's an app for that. You can now download a GIF keyboard into your phone and reply with GIFs to your heart's content. Don't think you need one? Well, we went ahead and thought of 5 situations where a GIF > an emoji.

1. When your boyfriend thinks it's okay to ditch you and your fandom for the gym. Hello?!

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Discussion, over.

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2. When you mistakenly send a text to your crush instead of your bestie.

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Like, he'll totally scroll over that last message, right? Right???

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3. When you're getting ready for a date and who has time to reply to a text?

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She'll understand. Deets later, girl.

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4. When you've already missed curfew, but you'll get #FOMO for sure if you leave earlier than the rest of your friends.

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If your pleading eyes don't work, maybe Puss in Boots's will?

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5. When boredom equals a trip to the mall.

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Because retail is the best kind of therapy.

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The GIF keyboard is currently available for download from the App Store. Your device needs to be updated to iOS8 for it to work!

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Former Editor in Chief, candymag.com
When she's not busy online, she's in the kitchen on a mission to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
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