In addition to helping step up your messaging game, GIF keyboards can also provide some pretty interesting data to shed light on the emotions and reactions of users during any given time period.
For instance, the San Francisco-based company found that prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIX, the most searched Riffsy GIFs included #food, #party, #hungry and #drunk. However, once the game began, very basic phrases such as #yes, #no, #sad and #crying were among some of the most used GIFs.
The shift shown in trending GIFs in conjunction with the timing of the game showcases what users were presumably doing at the time of search and exactly how they were feeling at that moment. Additionally, the simplicity of the searches could show a shift in the amount of thought (or lack thereof) that is actually being put into the messaging process.
So what do emojis and GIFs mean for faceless communication? Will the text in text messaging become obsolete?
We'll let this GIF speak for itself.