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Personalized GIF Makers

Jibjab's GIF Messenger App Lets You Turn Yourself Into an Internet Meme

— October 15, 2014 — Pop Culture
Best known as a website that lets you make silly holiday videos by turning you and your friends into caricatures in dancing cartoon music videos, Jibjab now has a gif messenger app. The gif maker lets you put someone's face into a short looped video resulting in hilarity for everyone involved. Jibjab Messages basically enables users to star in their own internet meme, or turn their friends into one.

You can share the files you create using the gif messenger on Facebook, Twitter, email and text message (including iMessage on iPhones). Currently the app is only downloadable for Apple, with no Android version yet. To use, pick an existing gif you want to insert a face into. You can add text or photographic filters if you wish before saving on your phone or sharing with others.
Trend Themes
1. Personalized Gifs - Opportunity to create personalized GIFs by inserting faces into existing gifs, allowing for unique and customizable content creation.
2. GIF Messenger Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity to develop gif messenger apps that enable users to easily share personalized gifs through various communication platforms.
3. Self-expression Through Memes - The trend of turning oneself or friends into internet memes provides an innovative avenue for self-expression and humor.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media - Social media platforms can benefit by integrating personalized GIF features to enhance user engagement and content creation.
2. Mobile App Development - Opportunity for mobile app developers to create gif messenger apps for both iOS and Android platforms, catering to a wider user base.
3. Digital Marketing - Incorporating personalized gifs into digital marketing campaigns can provide brands with an interactive and shareable way to engage with their audience.
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