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This iMessage app lets you prank your friends

Pranksters of the world rejoice as the new Phoneys app for iOS 10 lets you mess with your iMessage contacts.

Our now ubiquitous smartphones can be used to carry out pranks of many different forms. The latest involves an app called Phoneys for iOS 10.

Trick your friends and family with Phoneys stickers

Users can choose from a number of Phoneys stickers to layer on top of different messages. Once you’ve installed the app, you can trick your contacts into thinking they’ve gone mad.

To do so the app sends stickers which look as though they’ve been sent by your contact. It effectively makes your friends and family believe that they have sent messages that they’ve not written themselves.

It obviously works best on people that don’t know how the new iOS 10 iMessage stickers work. Drag a Phoneys sticker on to the bubble that shows an incoming message, and it will appear that your contact sent that sticker to you.

More stickers will be added in the future

Developer Adam Howell is responsible for making Phoneys, and the app can be used to really mess around with people. The more tech savvy among your friends may be aware that a trick is being pulled, but certain people may well be fooled by the fake stickers.

“I noticed how you could completely cover up texts with stickers. I started joking with a friend that I could maybe make him say anything I wanted,” explains Howell. “So I made a couple quick stickers locally on my iPhone to test it out, and sure enough it worked.”

The selection of stickers will reportedly grow with time. As more people hear about the app the effectiveness of the app will surely diminish, but as it stands it’s good for a few laughs. If you’re bored and looking for a bit of fun, you could do worse than downloading the app.

It’s certainly an imaginative way of using the new stickers capability of iMessages in iOS 10. There has been no word on whether this was one of the uses that Apple intended.

Download the app now from the Apple App Store for $1.