Join 20 million happy users and unleash your creativity!
1. Write a text conversation in TextingStory
2. Create a video with your story
3. Watch it and share it
TextingStory allows you to write conversations just like any messaging app, except you can switch side by swiping left or right over the message area. You can also press the characters' names.
Take all the time you need to write your conversations. The videos are automatically accelerated for a consistently fast-paced result!
Every key stroke is recorded so feel free to play with corrections, hesitations or misspells!
This is a simple app with endless possibilities.
TextingStory pioneered a new video format in 2016 and has become wildly successful on various social media, with some users getting tens of millions of views of their videos. It got its own Know Your Meme entry and T-Mobile even reproduced it in a 2019 Superbowl ad.
TextingStory is also a popular app in education for spicing up course material or hands on activities with students.
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********** Frequently Asked Questions **********
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Q: How do I switch between characters in a group chat?
A: You can use the "Edit names" button, and press the “hand” button next to a character to choose which side he or she should write messages on.
Q: How do I add pictures or GIFs in the stories
A: You need to go into the settings screen then press on the "upgrades" button to get to the purchase screen. Any purchase unlocks character pictures as well as the ability to send pictures or GIFs.
Q: I don't see the typing area in the videos, why?
A: Check if "Show typing" is ON in the settings.
iPad users can now use the app in landscape mode
Images and GIFs can now be pasted by pressing the camera icon
We reverted the typing indicator behavior to how it used to be in writing mode
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic app – Honestly no complaints at all
For the first time in a VERY long time, I am writing a genuine 5-star review.
This app is exactly what I was looking for. I tried at least 3 other “fake messages” apps, but none of them lets you send more than 2 texts before asking for money, let alone add more than two people in a chat!
Then I found this app, and knew it was the one.
I can create endless fake chats, add as many people as I want, and change the text bubble color, all for free. Switching between different people is a breeze, and I like the “comment line” option. I use that for dates and times to make the conversations look more real!
I actually find myself looking forward to writing text conversations in my fanfictions thanks to this app.
I did pay .99¢ to be able to change the text tone sound, but honestly, that isn’t bad at all. Also, you can ‘send’ pictures (without having to pay.) All in all, this app is great, and I offers far more than what I was even looking for – all for the price of being free or up to a few dollars.
I do, however, have 3 suggestions for future updates –
1. Syncing across multiple devices. I started this on my phone, and I would great appreciate being able to sync and continue chats on my iPad!
2. Add more text tone sound options. Like animal sounds, different kinds of dings, taps, pops sound effects, etc.
3. Add an option to access and choose text tone sounds from the phone’s settings.
This app is amazing for my Gacha life videos! Except… the option to buy all of the above (all fo the features) and a commercial license, is a little on the pricey side, so I feel like it should be $15 or a little less. Also, another bad thing, is that sometimes, when the other person, (the person that’s not my character) types a long message, the sound are off, for example, when I save the video, and the other person types a long message, the sending sound comes too early, so then all the audio is off timing. So I would like it if you could fix that, if not, I understand! If it happens I just remove the audio of the video in editing, but sometimes when I want the audio in the video and the timing is off, it can be irritating. But yeah, those are my onky problems, and overall this is a great app! I almost forgot to mention, is that if you could do an update where you make the app look a little more like the actual texting app that comes with devices. That way it would look like actual texting. If you can’t, like I said with the other things, it’s alright. But that’s about it, thank you!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback and for reporting the sound issue, we'll investigate !
I love texting story is the best app I’ve ever had I use it for my gotcha I use it for other things too it’s the best app that I’ve ever had please write many reviews about how good it is a rated five stars you should too it’s the best app ever you can chat with your friends but you can actually type what your friend says you can make more catches with the legs of the catch of people are like talking to each other I just use it for coaches and other things to also make it so it’s like that I’m talking with my friend for a TikTok or something different and hopefully you read it five stars like I do I love this app please make other apps like this please do. Read that I love us as a single team practice typing your word you can do everything that you want to you can do anything you want you can make gutters you can put some photos on PicsArt you can make a TickTock with a Likee if you don’t have TikTok but you have Likee. That’s all I have to say bye.
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- Yvz Digital Lab
- 51.4 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2016-2023 Yvz Digital Lab
- In-App Purchases
- Select colors $0.00
- Add photos & GIFs $0.99
- Select sounds $0.99
- Storyteller $2.99
- Remove "textingstory.com" from the videos $6.99
- Commercial use license $59.99
- Pro License $29.99
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