If you’re an Android user, chances are that you use your phone for doing most of your text communication. Whether it’s texting, Facebook messaging, or even stuff like WhatsApp or Kik, most of us use these services first and foremost on our phones. That’s what makes them so personal and private – there are a lot of conversations happening on there, and they’re supposed to be for your eyes only. But what if you wanted to prank a busybody going through your stuff, or wanted to do one of those pretend message chains you see shared on social media? That’s what we’re going to show you how to do today, using one simple app!
Today’s app is the aptly named Fake Chat Conversations, which you can get for free by using this Play Store link. Like the name indicates, the purpose of this app is to create your own conversations on your phone, simulating a real texting application and allowing you to send and receive messages as if they were coming from real people. The app is fairly easy to use, but there are a lot of neat features to it, so let’s dive in. Start by installing the app, and once you open it, you’ll see a short introduction sequence:
This intro goes through the basic purpose of the app. After you go through all of the screens, you’ll get into the main interface:
As the message indicates, the first thing you’ll want to do is create a new fake conversation. Once you do, the app will ask you to create a profile for the people you’re talking with. This is where you can define the basic details like name, picture or last seen text:
After you create the profile, the app will send you to a conversation screen similar to a standard text application, with the interface being reminiscent of the Messaging app that comes with Android by default:
The app will let you know about what some of the icons do as you go through them, but the most obvious use is to just start typing in the message box, as you would do with any other conversation. So, just type something and send it. It will show up on the screen, and it even has a little checkmark to confirm it being sent, just like the real thing:
Of course, the purpose of the app is to fake conversations, so you might have figured out that when you type you message, two arrow icons appear next to it – one is for sending the message as being from you, and the other is for sending as the fake contact:
In which case it will appear as being received:
As you might have seen in the introduction, you can send more than just simple text messages. The app also allows you to send voice messages by tapping the mic icon:
All you have to do is pick who’s sending it, and then it will show up on the messaging screen, just like a real conversation:
You can also send images as either yourself or the fake contact, which you can pick from your Gallery app:
And the app will even allow you to fake a phone call by tapping the phone icon at the top:
If you ever want to delete or edit any of the messages in the conversation, all you have to do is tap on them, and the edit screen will pop up, allowing you to change the information or outright delete it:
While you’re at it, you can also delete whole conversations by going into the main screen and tapping and holding over the message chain you want to get rid of:
Of course, with an app such as this, customization is king, which is why the app will also allow you to customize things such as the name of the app itself, or whether the dots menu should show up in the conversation screen itself:
That’s about it for today’s lesson! As you can see, it doesn’t take much to create your very own fake message chain that you can share on social media or use to impress your nosy friends. You basically just write the messages yourself, make up the fake contact information, and you’re good to go. Since it also lets you do things like send pictures or fabricate voice messages, you can get pretty crazy with it, and the fake phone call feature makes for a nice touch. Any questions or doubts? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!