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Forget emojis, get ready for the animated GIF iOS 8 keyboard

PopKey iOS 8 Animated GIF Keyboard App

Starting with iOS 8, users will finally be allowed to install custom keyboard apps and replace the default iOS 8 keyboard Apple is offering. Amid the plethora of Android keyboard apps that are anxious to make the jump to iOS, including some very popular apps ready to launch in the App Store, you’ll find PopKey, an app that will help your friends flood your messages with GIF files.

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“The world’s first animated GIF keyboard,” will be launching soon according to the company’s website, offering users quick access to a curated list of “thousands of awesome GIFs,” although they will also be able to upload their own GIF files to personalize their keyboard experience.

It’s not clear when this potentially annoying keyboard will launch, but you can bet some of your friends will be more than happy to get it as soon as it’s available after the official iOS 8 rollout.

The company did not say how much the app will cost on iOS, or whether an Android version is also in the making.

A video showing PopKey in action follows below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.