A new group messaging app has just arrived on Android, GIF Chat. The app brings not only an easy way to create and send animated GIFs with other users, but some Snapchatty like features as well. Users can send six second videos which can be self-destructive in nature. GIF Chat is claiming that the self-destructive messages will not be visible to anyone other than the end-user. Hear that, Anthony Weiner? Or should we say, Carlos Danger?
GIF Chat was released on iOS last week, and users on both iOS and Android will be able to chat with each other. Users already signed up for Textfree or Pinger will be able to user their login credentials for GIF Chat, and existing friends will be automatically added to the GIF Chat contact list.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Google Play Store and give GIF Chat a go. Play Store description follows below.
Send hilarious looping videos like texts. GIF Chat is the first messenger app that combines animated GIFs with texting. Quickly record videos, add captions and swap them privately with your friends. You determine how many times they can be viewed before they disappear forever. It’s the latest app from Pinger, makers of the #1 free texting and calling app, Textfree.
TEXTING + ANIMATED GIFS = TEXTASY
Live to text? Wish you could easily share videos with your friends? GIF Chat allows you to chat privately with your friends all over the world using a mash-up of animated GIF videos and texting.
PRIVATE VIDEO MESSAGES THAT ARE REALLY PRIVATE
Want to communicate something that you don’t want to post to a social network? Or forwarded to anyone else? GIF Chat allows you to swap private video messages that can only be seen by the receiver. GIF Chat videos can loop forever or disappear when you want them to.
MAKE YOUR GIFS SELF-DESTRUCT
You determine how many times someone can see your GIF video. Set the number of loops and after that… poof, it’s gone! Not shy about sharing it? You can allow it to loop forever.
WHAT’S A GIF?
GIFs are 6-second compressed videos that loop over and over. They’re also known as animated GIFs. Not sure how to pronounce it? We say GIF with a soft G, like “jif,” but if you prefer the hard G of “great,” that’s cool, too. They’re hilarious either way.
NEVER CREATED A GIF? GIF CHAT MAKES IT EASY
GIF Chat makes creating and sharing GIFs super easy. Just open the app, tap to start recording (selfie or forward-facing camera), set the loop speed and the number of loops and the app turns it into an animated GIF. Add text and then send it privately to a friend just like a text message.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO GIF CHAT WITH YOU
If you’re one of the millions of current Textfree or Pinger users, use your Pinger number/username to log in to GIF Chat. All of your friends who use Pinger or Textfree will be marked with a purple dot. You can easily send them invites to download and log in to GIF Chat. If you don’t use Pinger or Textfree, you can quickly invite friends to GIF Chat with traditional texts or email.
CHOOSEY GIFFERS CHOOSE GIF CHAT
• Easily create GIFs
• Personalize your GIFs with text
• Have a private GIF messaging conversation
• Respond with texts of up to 1000 characters
• Decide when your GIF disappears
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF
• Your friends need GIF Chat on their device to view the GIFs you send them
• iPod touch and iPad users need Wi-Fi
• GIF Chat is ad-supported, so you will see ads from time to time