Thursday, April 11, 2024

Fake Text Animator

Let’s face it, no one talks on the phone anymore. Text messaging, whether text, SnapChat, What’s App, or other apps is how students communicate. There is a great website that allows you to create fake message communications with your choice of names and then you can download these as a video or GIF. This is a great tool for showing characters in a story interacting, science gurus explaining a topic, and many other instructional uses!

Create a Text Communication:

  1. Head over to

  2. Scroll down to the member list and name the participants that you need. You can also upload an image for their avatar.

  1. Then work on the conversion they may have below using the dropdown for the character and entering text in the box to the right.

  1. Do this to the next one below as a response, and repeat working down for each next response.

  2. If you need more messages, click the “Add another Message” button.

  1. You can change the speed the conversations move at the top.

  1. When you are done, choose how you want to save this. You can save it as a video or a GIF. Keep in mind that GIFs will play in any Document, Slide, or anywhere images can be used. Videos will require tools that can play videos (Slides or stand-alone videos). I would suggest clicking the GIF button just to do it. The video will process and then prompt to download. The GIF will show below (scroll down) and then you can right-click on it and “Save as”. Then you will have the video and the GIF.

Now you can add this to a project or share in any way you want!

Video Walkthrough HERE!

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!