Prank Your Friends Geeky With These 7 Web Apps
Almost every aspect of our lives has been impacted by the digital age. But when it comes to pranks, most of us always pull the same pranks. But you don’t have to anymore.
There are a range of websites that open up a whole new box of practical jokes. Here are the best web apps for playing tech pranks on your friends.
Disclaimer: The effectiveness of these web applications will depend on your ability to keep a straight face.
1. Fake an update
Everyone hates staring helplessly at a software update screen, especially in the middle of the day. Update Faker allows you to create a prank out of this exact situation. All you have to do is wait for this window when your friend leaves their computer unattended.
Update Faker can replicate update animations of four operating systems, including Windows 10, macOS, Windows XP, and Windows 98. When you press play, Update Faker will turn the browser tab into an update screen . It even shows a progress bar and in case the person on the receiving end presses enter, Update Faker will load the blue screen of death.
Since Update Faker automatically disables keyboard or mouse input, you can enable full-screen browser mode to remove hints that this is a prank. The only way to exit the screen is to press the full screen shortcut or place the cursor on the taskbar at the bottom.
If you want more options or need update screens for other operating systems like Windows 7, you can also try FakeUpdate.net.
Visit: Update Faker
2. FaceTime with celebrities
FlexTime is probably the easiest method to scare your friends. On FlexTime, you can simulate FaceTime calls of your video chat with a celebrity.
The layout’s caller window is the real-time feed of you from the phone’s front camera. But the rest of the space is filled with the personality’s story from her social media accounts. FlexTime has a large collection of celebrity clips in its catalog such as Robert Downey Jr, Cardi B, and Kim Kardashian. Pick the one your friend most dreams of meeting and you’re good to go.
You can share them by taking a screenshot or recording the web app, as FlexTime has included the audio of the stories as well. For the prank, of course, you’ll have to come up with a plot about how you managed to call a celebrity, but for everything else, FlexTime has you covered.
FlexTime exists as an app called Monkey if you want more options and social features.
Visit: Flexible hours by Monkey [Broken URL Removed]
To download: Monkey for Android | iOS (Free in-app purchases available)
3. Generate a fake flight ticket
For your next tip, have you thought about surprising your relatives and friends with first-class plane tickets to an exotic location?
On a web app called Ticket-O-Matic, you can easily give this idea a shot. Ticket-O-Matic allows you to generate fake boarding passes. You can enter your personal information such as hometown and name, and the app will instantly generate the personalized ticket for free. You can download the result in JPG and PNG formats.
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4. Fool your friends into thinking you’re a hacker
You don’t have to hijack someone’s computer to prank them. You can also use your own. A website by the name of Geektyper can trick your friends into thinking you are a hacker.
Similar to Update Faker, you can go full screen with one of the many geek screens offered by Geektyper. The website offers a number of options such as the SHIELD dashboard from the Marvel movies and the desktop setup from the Mr.Robot TV show.
Interestingly, these aren’t just static pages either. So you can type anything in a hurry on your keyboard to pretend you’re actually busy and Geektyper will enter a random piece of code on the screen. Moreover, you can even click folder icons to show more windows.
5. Create Fake Chats
In the current generation, chat screenshots are powerful enough to destroy relationships and win arguments. What if you could extend their influence to your pranks?
To do this, you will need to create fake chats. Luckily, there are a bunch of websites where you can quickly fake them. Web apps like iFakeTextMessage and FakeChatApp can produce custom mockups of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
iFakeTextMessage is only for iMessage. Apart from messages, it allows you to change the top battery level, connection name, time and much more. In addition to that, you have the choice to change the color of the text bubble. So if your friend is an iPhone user, you can keep it blue and otherwise green to represent texting.
FakeChatApp is a bit advanced and works for two platforms — Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Here, you will find a bunch of neat features that will help you build an elaborate prank. For starters, you can add images or GIFs and choose between a mobile and tablet layout. Additionally, the profile picture can be changed and if you are on Facebook Messenger you can insert the iconic blue thumbs up.
6. Send your friend a website that never loads
You are probably constantly exchanging memes and video links with your friends. But next time, how about sending them a site that never loads?
When the person opens a website called Photricity in their browser, all they see are a few advertisements like any regular site and a progress bar with the title “Site Loading”. When the bar fills up, the app simply replaces it with a circular animation. No matter how fast they connect, Photricity will show the loading sign until eternity until they get fed up and close the tab.
7. Spam your friend’s phone with prank texts
You often buy electronics or groceries over the Internet. But for as little as a dollar, you can flood your friend’s phone with dozens of anonymous online spam messages. BlowUpThePhone is a service where you can program a stream of random SMS messages to prank someone.
The website asks for your friend’s mobile number and a small fee depending on how many text messages you want to send. It charges 6¢ per text and a 50¢ processing fee. To end the flood, the person will have to return STOP or withdraw by going to BlowUpThePhone.
At the time of writing, BlowUpThePhone was only available in the United States.
Beat boredom with Geek Fun
You no longer have to resort to the same old tricks to prank someone. With these websites, you can prank your friends even if they are miles away from you.
But pranks eventually lose their fun element. Here are a whole bunch of hilarious websites to beat boredom online when it happens to you too.