Sneaky App Lets You Rewrite Your Friends' Texts So Every Convo Goes Your Way

Don't you hate it when a conversation isn't going your way?

If so, then you're in luck! There's an app on the market that will change every undesirable text you receive into a compliment in your favor.

It's called Phoneys, and it was created by an ingenious trickster named Adam Howell.

The hilarious app provides iPhone users with stickers that look identical to Apple's text message bubbles, and each one has a pre-written compliment displayed like, "You're my hero," "You're hilarious" and "You're 100 percent right."

To properly use the app so all of your friends will be super pissed off, all you need to do is select a sticker and then drag it onto an incoming text message you want to change.

The Phoneys sticker will glom onto your friend's text and change with they said completely.

Take a look at the example below, where a user changes a text from her friend that says "Hey dummy!" to "You're so smart."

Pretty cool, right? You'll never be insulted via text message ever again with this app.

It almost seems too good to be true... which, in fact, it is.

According to Mashable, Apple wasn't happy about the app and went as far as contacting Howell after it became popular on the App Store, questioning how it even got through the review process.


UGH. C'mon, Apple. We're just trying to have some fun.

The main issue brought to attention was Howell's choice of color and font, which is exactly the same as the iPhone's.

And Apple's right, it is -- but that's the point, right?


In a post written by Howell on Medium, he explained how Apple agreed not to take Phoneys off the market if he changed the color and font so his stickers look nothing like the messages on an iPhone. He wrote,

They were not going to pull the app, Bill made sure to emphasize. They'd give me a week, until next Thursday, to fundamentally change it so that the bubbles looked nothing like iMessage bubbles, instead looking something closer to 'comic book cartoon bubbles.'

Howell admitted he isn't sure what he's going to do, but we can only hope he leaves the app the way it is so we can squeeze in a few more days of tricking our friends before it's gone forever.

Citations: Mashable