A new app lets you send GIFs in a text message

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Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Jun 14, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 3:25 am CDT

Who needs words or emoticons when you have GIFs? No one.

A new iOS app called Nutmeg makes sending GIFs in text messages as easy as two clicks. The death of the emoji is nigh, friends, because the GIF conquers all. 

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Once you pick a GIF, it takes two clicks to push right to the messaging app where the GIF is waiting to be sent. The GIFs are pre-selected within categories like “So Excited,” “Oh Hello,” “Awesome,” and more.

The selection is limited but if the team successfully expands its GIF collection, then I see a $50 billion acquisition in the near future, possibly as few as three days away.

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H/T TechCrunch | Photo via Jeff Baij/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 14, 2014, 4:22 pm CDT