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This Third-Party iOS Keyboard Just Sends GIFs

by Brandon Russell | September 12, 2014September 12, 2014 7:00 pm PST

When words or even a simple Yo aren’t enough, why not communicate using a more advanced, nuanced Internet language? Thanks to Apple’s support for third-party keyboards, PopKey has created a new solution that will allow users to easily switch between the standard keyboard and one that’s dedicated solely to GIFs.

Admit it: you probably spend the majority of your time sending GIFs to friends anyway; PopKey just makes sending “thousands of awesome” GIFs that much easier.

The keyboard essentially works like switching to Emoji; there’s a Recently Used section, along with Pop, Fav and Feat sections. You can even upload your own GIFs, saving them on your device for use later. Despite serving no real purpose, I wouldn’t be surprised to be one of the most popular third-party keyboards out there when/if it launches. PopKey isn’t available just yet, and it’s unclear when it’ll come out. But with iOS 8 launching next week, hopefully it won’t be too long before it’s released.

Want to see it in action? The above video shows what the keyboard is all about. The GIFs are essentially collected into a handy little library, which you can then copy and paste into your chat. That’s a lot of GIFs living on your phone—just beware of how much storage the keyboard takes up on your device.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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