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7 Texting Hacks You Didn’t Know Existed


Collegiettes are practically fluent in emoji, but sometimes we wish there was a better way to express ourselves via text. Thanks to an innovative new messaging app called Frankly, you can now personalize not only what you say, but how you say it, just like a real conversation. It’s like Snapchat for texting, without that annoying character limit! You can add colors, make your text bigger or smaller, put pictures right in the conversation and even un-send messages (seriously). Check out these awesome hacks that will take your texting game to a whole new level.

1. Un-send messages (really!)

That magical un-send button you’ve always dreamed of really exists! Embarrassing texts can be deleted with the swipe of a finger, and Frankly Chat alerts you if a screenshot is taken before you do. Now you can pretend that those regrettable drunk texts never happened.

2. Color your mood

Spice up your convos by changing the color of your messages to match how you’re feeling. Simply scroll across the screen to change the background color to whatever suits your mood, whether it’s a happy yellow or a sassy pink. Texting during class just became way more fun.

3. Make your messages disappear

Just like in real-life conversations, your messages will disappear after a few seconds unless you choose to keep them. They also show up scrambled, so the words don’t appear until you click on them! This way, you have more privacy, and you don’t have to worry about someone reading over your shoulder or going back to delete messages that you may not want a nosy friend to read.

4. Change the size of the text based on how you feel

When capital letters just aren’t enough to express your pre-spring-break excitement, you can resize the font to be as big and loud as you want. If you’re ecstatic, furious or somewhere in between, your personalized messages can reflect that. Don’t just say it—scream it!

5. Make pictures a part of your conversation

It’s Snapchat meets texting! Beautify your convos by putting photos right in the middle of them. Since the pics disappear after 10 seconds, you can send your friends silly faces or a creep shot of your crush during class without leaving any evidence behind. Plus, when you send multiple photos in a row, it looks like an Instagram-worthy collage. How cute is that?

6. Have anonymous conversations

Gossip-fests with your besties just became way easier, thanks to the anonymity of Frankly. In an anonymous Frankly chat, there are no names attached to the messages or pictures, so you can feel free to say exactly what’s on your mind! This is one group conversation you might actually enjoy.

7. Message anyone, anywhere in the world  

Studying abroad but still want to keep in touch with your friends from home? No problem! As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can message your friends anywhere in the world for free! It’s the next best thing to actually being there, and you won’t have to worry about racking up expensive international texting fees.


Download the Frankly app here (for free!). 

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