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Let’s be honest: we’ve all been there.

In the days, weeks and months before word lands that you’re an official couple, you and the guy you’re dating dance a merry dance on a foundation of mixed messages, perceived slights and confusing commentary.

And who do you turn to during this time? Your BFF, obviously.

Calling on her to decipher text messages, analyse conversations and provide support while you watch him from a distance, your wingwoman is made seriously work during this time.

And if anyone can do justice to this limbo land, it’s Emma Doran.

Taking to Facebook with a video which frankly looks like it was taken directly out of our own life stories, the comic illustrates the lengths we’ll go to figure out exactly where we stand with the guy we swiped right with.

Ladies, take a look at this.


We've all been there – someone does something to get on your nerves, you feel like having a rant and so craft the perfect text message, you press send and enjoy a brief moment of smugness before the overwhelming sense of doom sets in.

Yep. You've sent the text to the exact person you were complaining about and you may as well apply for your Oz visa right now, because you're never leaving the house again.

Well, what if we told you there was a way to delete a text message from somebody's phone before they have read it?

No, really.

Privates, an app available on Apple iOS (Android and windows versions are expected soon), allows users to retract a message they have sent – as long as they get there before the receiver.

What's more, the app also offers a number of customisable 'self-destruct settings' which allows users to choose from three levels of security (Mild, Wild and Insane), which delete unread messages after three, 12 or 24 hours.

Originally created for the transfer of medical records, app creator, Dr Isaac Datikashvili, explained to Metro.co.uk: “I’m very honest about that but it’s better than anything else at maintaining privacy.”

“It’s not impossible but it’s virtually impossible for one person to screen grab or save anything if the security setting is high,’ here referring to the screenshot prevention mechanism which prevents recipients from forwarding, copying or saving your messages.”

This will surely save us from a few embarrassing moments in the future.


We've all been there. You receive a text from your crush and spend hours analysing it, breaking it down, and sending it onto your mates to see what their verdict is.

And most of the time, the text is something pretty mundane like, 'so, how was your day?'

But still, you pester your friends with questions such as, 'Does this mean he fancies me?' or 'Is he just bored and wasting time?'.

Well, instead of wrecking your head and annoying your friends, there's an app that can tell you if your crush fancies you.

Say hello to Crushh, the app that uses algorithms to read and analyse words in a text message, to figure out if the sender thinks you're hot AF.

It's pretty simple to use. Once you download the app, all you have to do is choose the contact you want to analyse and the app will do its thang.

Its website reads, "You’ll get a score out of 5 indicating who likes who more, where a 2.5 means you like each other equally.

"The algorithms basically work like a person does. It looks at factors like frequency, length, response times, and features within the texts like sentiment, words, punctuation and emoji usage.

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"You even get a chart showing how the score has changed over the life of your relationship, along with measures of engagement and interest.

"It will even show the corresponding texts from any day so you can use it to pinpoint the exact messages that could have caused a change in the relationship."

And don't worry, the contact will have no idea you're analysing their texts.

No need to stress over that winky face emoji anymore…



Even if you're a major superstar, that doesn't stop your mam from sending you a cringey text.

Kendrick Lamar is killing it at the moment, after having just released the fastest selling album of 2017 so far.

However, last night the rapper shared a tweet he received from his mother – and it's really just like any text our mammies would send us.

His mam definitely went overboard with the emojis, something we're sure most can relate to.

And Kendrick noted on it, replying to his mam, "You going emoji brazy."

Ah, we just love when we can relate to superstars…

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



There's bitter, and then there's Twitter user, Picasso.

After sharing a screenshot of messages he has been sending his ex girlfriend for more than three years, he's faced serious backlash from the Twitopshere who wasted no time suggesting he get himself a life.

Every day at 07.45, this guy says he takes a moment out of his life to troll his former girlfriend by texting various versions of 'I hate you' to her.

And while equally bitter Twitter users have lauded this lad, the more reasonable among them have intimated that the messages say more about Picasso than they he realises.

"I have never seen something so pathetic in my life. bro, go outside," wrote one while another added: "Ok? This is harassment?"

"So basically, she's on your mind every single day because you actually love her. Let go dude. How lame," opined another.

"Imagine being this desperate for ur ex's attention three years later," wrote someone else. (sic)

We're with them on that one.



It's happened to us all.

We drink a little bit too much on a night out, and then dread having to get up for work the next day.

Why we do this to ourselves, we don't know, but when people end up in that situation, it can only go one of two ways; you can either get up and get on with it, or you can call in sick.

The latter is what this lad, Mark McLelland, tried to pull the other day when he told his boss he had them, ahem… runs.

However, Mark made a huge mistake and wasn't even supposed to be in work that day. In fact, it was Sunday.

Thankfully, his boss was sound and was pretty cool about the whole thing.

Lesson to be learned? Be careful next time you pull a sickie… awryt?


Having finally gone public with Skins star Luke Pasqualino, it seems Perrie Edwards is finally ready to address some of the lingering questions which surround her last big romance.

Expressing herself through Little Mix’s new book, Our World, the 23-year-old pop star confirmed that Zayn Malik did call off their high profile engagement via text.

Describing the 2015 breakup as the “worst time” of her life, Perrie wrote:  “It was horrible…A four-year relationship, two year engagement ended by a simple text message.”


Cheeky throwback! #wishmakerperfume

A photo posted by Perrie Edwards  (@perrieeele) on

“Just like that.  Even though things in my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me.”

The leaked passage stands in stark contrast with the former One Direction star’s version of events.

Zayn previously told The Fader: “I have more respect for Perrie than to end anything over text message.  I love her a lot, and I always will, and I would never end our relationship over four years like that.”


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“She knows that, I know that, and the public should know that as well. I don’t want to explain why or what I did, I just want the public to know I didn’t do that.”

Perrie’s claims have garnered a huge reaction online, with a “PerrieExposedZaynParty” hashtag trending on Twitter.










One of the biggest celeb showdowns this year was Kanye West and Taylor Swift's fued.

When Kanye's song Famous came out and the lyrics "I made that b*tch famous" were included, Tay Tay seems outraged that he didn't tell her about it.

THEN Kimmy K outed Taylor by sharing a video on Snapchat of her hubby ringing Ms Swift to talk about the lyrics, which the Bad Blood singer said she was totally cool with.


Now, Taylor seems to have a pretty solid girl squad but in Kim's latest interview with Wonderland magazine, she let slip that the blonde beauty's friends text her afterwards.

Kim told the mag: "I never publicly talk bad about people. I still don't feel like I have. I'm being honest. I'm a fan. I like her music. There was no shade.

"Girls in her squad hit me up on text."

Kim indicated that the squad had no problems with her, even siding with the reality star on the debate.

The mum-of-two didn't reveal which ladies text her, but saying that, Tay has a loooong list of friends.



Texts messages can be a bit tricky at times.

You send a simple 'yup' to a question and suddenly the person thinks you're annoyed at them, but really, you're in the middle of work and have a million things to do and you just don't have the time to send the appropriate long-winded answer with emojis and kisses at the end.

Well, this new website will let you know if you sound like a bit of a b*tch, or just a bit off – and we can see it becoming really handy (especially for those with a slightly sarcastic nature).

Tone Analyzer assesses your messages before you send them to make sure you don't give any bad vibes to your BFF.

Apparently, the system is able to detect if there's any anger, disgust, fear, joy and sadness in your texts. 

It can also analyse emails, so you can double check you don't sound arsey when emailing your boss.

Handy, huh?



It's safe to say that GIFs have taken on a life of their own.

The Internet LOVES them and nearly every Whatsapp conversation with the girls has the odd GIF thrown in, too.

GIPHY has been the prominent website to find the exact snap you're looking for, but now it's gone one further by creating an app that will let you communicate solely via GIFs. Yes!

Just like the emoji keyboard, they GIPHY keyboard will work the same way and will also allow you to share your desired GIF on every platform; texts, Facebook messenger, iMessage, Whatsapp, email and more.

It also has loads of cool features, like the #8BALL, which will generate an answer in GIF form to any yes-or-no question you type in.

We think we might ONLY use this while communicating from now on. 


It is surely a sign of the times when we become excited for the release of new emojis when we could just use our WORDS, but some of these are pretty darn useful.

In fact, we can’t believe we didn’t have some of them before!

The Unicode Consortium, who approves the standardisation of new emojis, has just revealed its latest designs, which we can expect to see next year once approved.

So without further ado, here are the little people and things that we simply cannot wait to have at our fingertips.

The bride will FINALLY find her groom

The dancer in red will have a partner (and she lucked out because he is not unlike John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever)

Santa Claus will be reunited with Mrs Claus

The princess will find her prince (nawh)

Oh and cut out the hassle of a major pregnancy announcement because you can now just do it with an emoji!

There will also be a selfie emoji, a clown, a cowboy, a Pinocchio lying emoji and FINALLY a shrugging emoji!

And while we think we will definitely find the potato useful, we are particularly excited about BACON (and champagne obvs). 

Bring them on! 


Let's be real, we'd be totally lost without our phones. And in this day and age, the odds of someone not having a phone are pretty much zero. 

But if there's anything you've noticed in the recent mobile phone years, it's that everyone has a different type of phone personality. 

From the early adopters to the peeps who are ALWAYS plugged in, here are the six types of phone users in your girl gang:

1. The early adopter

Now, we're not talking about a baby bitten by the technological bug, we're talking about those people who always have the latest and greatest from the technology world.

They probably had your phone three years ago when it first hit the shelves in China and have since moved onto the next best thing.


2. The one who NEVER has data/credit

There's always one in the group, isn't there? At the start of the month they eat through their data plan and by day four it's all used up.

They spend the rest of the month trying to send 'call me' texts and scramble onto Facebook to see what the hell in the world is going on. 


3. The one that's ALWAYS plugged in 

We all know this type. No matter what's happening or where they are, they always have their phone attached to their hand.

Whether it's dinner, a movie, in class or in work, they will always be plugged in. Just who are they talking to?! 


4. The technophobe

This lady is almost afraid of her phone and uses it to the absolute bare minimum. They can manage the odd text or phonecall but don't even think about Whatsapp or Twitter. 

They also always wonder why they never hear about the group's plans… Ahem, if you looked at your phone every once in a while…


5. The constant texter

This person just hates talking on the phone. The second their phone flashes and a call is coming through, complete panic washes over them.

Even if it is just their mam asking what time they'll be home at. They will also pretend to text if an awkward situation arises. 


6. The one who never has battery

This is probably the most annoying type of all, both for you and your friend.

Having to lug around a charger everywhere is not fun, but not being able to get a hold of someone constantly, is not fun either.